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A manor house in Knole, Kent, England, built around 1457.
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Field house located on canal in highlands near Mai Chau
 Field house located on canal in highlands near Mai Chau
A thatched roof house is located along a canal used for irrigating wet-rice fields in the highlands near Mai Chau. Such small houses built of local plant materials may be used by Southeast Asian highland families on a permanent basis, especially if they are...
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Accreting Beach after Floyd
Accreting Beach after Floyd
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Balinese men climb bamboo scaffolds to build brick house
Balinese men climb bamboo scaffolds to build brick house
Two Balinese men climb bamboo scaffolds to build a brick house. Many contemporary houses in Bali are built of bricks with or without stucco.
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Beach erosion
In Small sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks, page 16
Figure 14 shows how beach erosion has undermined the deck and foundations of the houses in the foreground and apparently has threatened to do the same in the multifamily dwelling behind them. Note the remnants of an earlier dune on the right, and the roadway...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Beach Erosion
Beach Erosion
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Beachfront erosion
In Large sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks, page 17
Figure 16 shows another example of beachfront erosion. This house has fallen victim to a repositioning of Bogue Inlet as a result of Hurricanes Bonnie and Fran in 1996. The inlet between Bear Island and Bogue Bank had once been located here, but during a 20-year...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
A beachfront house threatened by erosion
In Evidence of rising sea level: Coastal erosion and plant community changes, page 3
Figure 2 shows a beachfront house being undercut by waves. Unfortunately, this kind of damage happens frequently as sea level rises and erosion eats into the shoreline. Erosion into housing areas usually occurs when something happens to increase the local...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Beachfront mansion
In Small sand volume barrier islands: Environmental processes and development risks, page 15
Figure 13 shows a recently built beachfront mansion on the even more recently flattened topography of North Topsail. Note the tilted beach access steps indicative of damage from Hurricanes Dennis and/or Floyd in 1999. Note also the corner iron for the lot...
By Dirk Frankenberg.
Beachfront Mansion
Beachfront Mansion
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Bed at Bennett Place
Bed at Bennett Place
This bed is an original bed of the 19th century which was the type of bed the Bennett family would have had in their home. The frame is wood with a crossed rope support underneath, and a mattress made of straw.
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Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, NC
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, NC
This is the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts in Wilmington, North Carolina. This mansion is a premier architectural and historical treasure in North Carolina, a spectacular example of antebellum architecture. The Bellamy Mansion offers tours,...
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Bennehan House, Stagville Plantation
Bennehan House, Stagville Plantation
Exterior view of the Bennehan house at Stagville Plantation. This was the main plantation house on the property. The original 1.5-story structure is located at the right in these photos, and was built in 1787. The two-story addition at left was added in 1799....
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The Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, NC
The Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, NC
This is the Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, North Carolina. Built upon the foundation of the old jail, the Burgwin-Wright House was built in 1770 by John Burgwin, a planter, merchant, and treasurer of the colony of Carolina. It was occupied by Lord Cornwallis...
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A car in front of a suburban home, 1915
A car in front of a suburban home, 1915
Photograph from a magazine article, 1915, shows a car parked in front of a suburban home. Caption reads "Suburban life is enhanced by the use of small cars which easily connect the home and country club."
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Carl Sandburg's home at Connemara in Flat Rock, NC
Carl Sandburg's home at Connemara in Flat Rock, NC
This is Connemara, the former home of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Carl Sandburg. He and his wife moved to Flat Rock in 1945 and stayed for twenty-two years. The house is now managed by the Park Service. It preserves Sandburg’s belongings much as they were...
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Carpentry skills
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 18
Carpenters in highland villages generally work with hand tools, using no electricity. Metal parts, generally now imported from the cities, are either forged in the village or bought pre-made from blacksmiths in larger towns. The man shown here is using a large...
By Lorraine Aragon.
The Castle on Ocracoke Island
The Castle on Ocracoke Island
This is the Castle on Ocracoke Island. It was built by Virginia entrepeneur Sam Jones during the 1950s and was worked on and added to through the 60s and 70s. It overlooks Silver Lake, a small harbor. Sam Jones is buried on Ocracoke Island with his favorite...
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Ceramic tile roofs of houses in Hoi An
Ceramic tile roofs of houses in Hoi An
A view of the ceramic tile roofs of houses in Hoi An also shows the area's suspended electric lines and surrounding vegetation. Coconut trees are visible in the background. Interlocking ceramic tiles are used to roof cement houses in many areas of Southeast...
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Child labor in North Carolina's textile mills
The photographs of Lewis Hine show the lives and work of children in North Carolina's textile mill villages in the first decades of the twentieth century.
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