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A woman churning milk to butter while reading a book, 1897.
2024/06/04

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In this black-and-white photograph, time seems to be frozen in time on a day in 1897. A woman in a long dress is sitting in front of a white wall, a book in her hands, her eyes absorbed in the world between the pages. Beside her sits a barrel and a stirring stick, the tools with which she is making butter.


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The woman's dress was typical of the era, with a long hemline trailing on the ground, displaying an air of elegance and simplicity. Her hair was neatly coiled at the back of her head, and her face wore a calm and contented expression, as if she was content with everything in front of her.
Next to the woman, a kitten is looking curiously at the contents of the bucket, perhaps it is afraid of its owner's lonely company by its side, or perhaps it is attracted by the aroma of the milk, and the presence of this kitten adds a touch of coziness and vitality to this image.

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In the background is a door and a table, on which are scattered some objects, probably tools or miscellaneous things that the woman usually uses. This image is full of life and gives a sense of the lifestyle and pace of people in that era.
Overall, this photo captures an ordinary but detail-filled moment that gives us a glimpse into a slice of life in the past.

Whether it is the woman concentrating on her reading or the curious eyes of the kitten, it presents us with a vivid and realistic picture. This photo not only records a moment in history, but also lets us feel the reality and beauty of life.

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