Little girl sits on a rocking chair in the center of the hallway reading her book and feasting on her chocolate ice cream.
Emerged in house design in New Orleans and most popular style of house in southwest from the end of the Civil War(1861–65), through the 1920s. Sometimes called the "shotgun shack", "shotgun hut" and "shotgun cottage". Narrow rectangular house with rooms arranged one behind the other and doors at each end of the house. Open hallways from front to back permit full circulation of air and cooling from the heat. Inner or outer mesh casing to keep out mosquitoes and bugs.
Storytelling through art - Shotgun house, Ice Cream paintings, black art gallery, ethnic posters prints, African American merchandise, and other black artwork online, in Paris-based artist, Ealy Mays' online art gallery