Amish Photos

Inside an Amish home: Three rockers

Over the past few weeks we’ve tried to show the diverse interiors of Amish homes, from the plainer to the more progressive. I hope you enjoy this shot today from a more conservative Swartzentruber Amish home: What do you spy on that dresser? Hanging around: Special thanks to Karen Johnson-Weiner (author of New York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State) for sharing…

Do Amish ride horseback?

You might think that Amish would ride horseback often.  After all, they certainly have much familiarity and experience with horses. However among Amish riding horseback is not common.  I’ve seen it a few times, but its usually been youth, mostly girls.  You may occasionally see Amish men riding on horses.  Amish horse trainers would be another possibility. What brought this question to mind was a…

Inside an Amish Home: Michigan Amish Relaxation Room

You might remember a photo a couple weeks back, of an Amish kitchen that some people found a bit on the fancy side? Today we have a shot of another room in the same Michigan home: This place looks like it has some nice spots for taking a nap.  Just as long as those clocks aren’t too noisy.  A close-up: Another Amish wall decoration: Special…

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Inside an Amish…Outhouse

Another photo today, of an inspirational wall decoration from an outhouse at an Amish school (thanks again to Karen Johnson-Weiner). If there is any place that could use a little livening up, I guess it is the outhouse.  And why not include an uplifting message?  Actually I guess this is more of a lesson in humble sharing: Outhouses have been in the news lately.  USA…

Inside an Amish Home: Swartzentruber Amish Kitchen

Inside an Amish Home: Swartzentruber Amish Kitchen

Following up last week’s photo of a Michigan Amish kitchen, we have another shot courtesy of Karen Johnson-Weiner.  I think you’ll notice quite a difference between this week’s and last week’s photos. This one was taken in a Swartzentruber Amish kitchen.  Swartzentruber Amish are among the plainest and most conservative Amish groups: I’ve zoomed in on a couple of bits.  The utensils: And the stove:…

10 views of Juniata County, Pennsylvania

Continuing the “10 views” series, today we have photos of Juniata County, Pennsylvania. A couple months ago we had a post on the Juniata County Amish.  This community is one of the many lesser-known Pennsylvania settlements. With 8 church districts, it’s actually a pretty sizeable one.  That’s about 1000 Amish, give or take. But Juniata County is overshadowed by nearby Big Valley, nearly 4 times…

Inside an Amish Home: An Amish Kitchen

I think you’ll notice quite a contrast between this photo and last week’s Swiss Amish home photos.  This was taken in a Michigan Amish home by Karen Johnson-Weiner: Comparing these photos you can really see the diverse material standards of different Amish groups. I’ve zoomed in on a couple parts to make things more visible: Notice anything familiar? Also if you missed it, inside a…

Inside an Amish Home: Swiss Amish

Following up last week’s look inside a New York Amish living room, we have a couple more photos of an Amish home interior, courtesy of SUNY-Potsdam anthropology professor Karen Johnson-Weiner. These shots were taken in a home in the Swiss Amish settlement in Clarion County, Pennsylvania. Swiss Amish tend to be fairly plain, and I think this interior reflects that. A few things jumped out…