This photo was part of a packet of photographs of the Rigg and Farley family. I assume the house damage was caused by fire due to the dead trees in front, but there certainly could be other explanations. I do NOT believe that this is the Rigg/Farley Ferry House (post coming on that before long), as that house was right at the river’s edge and this appears to back up to a wooded area.
I haven’t pulled this photo out of its storage envelope in some time, but my recollection is that it is a photo of a photo, which makes it even harder to date. Given that it was bundled with Rigg/Farley photos and handed down as such, I would guess that the location is somewhere in the Kanawha Falls area.
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