Apple Orchard Outhouse
Outhouses used to be in just about everybody’s backyard. The privy was a place no one really wanted to go to but out of necessity visited daily. The outhouse has earned its place in Americana. Over the years there have been lots of nicknames for the outhouse, such as john, potty, and privy. It was never really considered a bathroom or restroom for washing was done in the house. Words such as water closets and toilets along with bathroom now referred to rooms in which one can wash and go to the toilet. Lots of pranks and jokes focus on the outhouse. Almost everyone enjoys funny stories about the privy. Call it what you will, commode, potty, toilet, restroom or bathroom I would imagine you have found humour and talking about them. Especially nostalgic stories from older generations referring to outhouses, the privy, john. This outhouse image is part of a collection of best seller images of Americana art belonging to an on going series of images of farms, sewing machines, outhouses, schoolhouses, churches, barns, birds, lighthouses plus Amish landscapes, buggies, and buildings created by Richard Neuman in his rural studio near McComb, Ohio. For 50 years Richard’s art has been continually evolving. During most of his early Americana work he used pens, brushes and watercolors. Each barn painting in this farm art series was created this way. Today he creates the images in these series using a computer. Richard has recently converted the Americana originals into digitized art of very high quality. In his studio many steps using Photoshop and several other computer art programs are blended together with fifty years of art experience to create this outhouse image for you to enjoy in your bathroom, water closet, restroom, or yes, even as wall décor in the outhouse, privy, john.