|Pictures of an Outhouse Collection
Photo's by M. Loose Copyright © 1996-1997
|Can you believe this? There is a person in Pennsylvania who collects outhouses. I mean this person is a serious outhouse collector.
|As you look at the photo's, try to see everything there is. When you do, you will see everything from Outhouse books, placemats and signs to miniature models of outhouses. There are many kinds of models. There are flat ones, skinny ones, red ones, black ones. Blue ones, brown ones, matched ones and glass ones. Check out the one shaped like a castle! It gives new meaning to sitting on the throne! Some have toilet paper hanging like the blue model in the upper left photo. Now toilet paper was only for the rich. Most people in the old days used pages of old Sears catalogs they no longer needed.
|The photos show quite a few matched pairs of outhouses sitting side by side in the pictures. I guess two are better than one. This brings to mind another interesting fact.
|Many outhouses had two (2) holes. The trivia question of the day is this:
Why did most outhouses contain two holes to sit on?
|To find out why, (don't do this until you have made your guess) click HERE.
|What else can you see in the photo's shown? Many times a photo is worth a thousand words and I've only elaborated with a few so here is your chance to add some "color commentary" to my collection. If your addition is worthy, you will find the quote added on the Comments to the Curator page. You can use Email to respond.
Stamp here to "dump" mail to the official Outhouse Curator...
|Most outhouses contained two holes of DIFFERENT SIZES! There was a larger hole for the adults with big (you know whats) and there was a small hole for the children. Most children learned very early NOT to sit on the bigger hole unless they wanted to fall in!
|Many outhouses had a bag of Lime with a scoop. Every so often the owner would throw a scoop of lime down the holes to help "digest" the contents below.
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