Children in Barn

Kosti Ruohomaa made several photo series all illustrating the fun children have in the countryside. In this series from 1950, Kosti took photos of children playing in the barn on the Ruohomaa family farm on Dodge Mountain. The barn was built by Kosti’s father Selim Ruohomaa. Kosti writes, “The kids are all from Rockville, Maine and the barn was ours.” The children include Anne Ingraham, Robert Monden, Nancy Lofman, Bobby Garrison, “Jock” Lofman, and Laurie Monden. They enjoy playing hide and seek, swinging on a rope, climbing the rafters, and playing cowboy.

(From Kosti Ruohomaa’s notes)