The homes of many of our ancestors would seem to indicate that they lived pretty much in the dark. Windows were little more than a squint in a thick, stone wall. Old photographs, museums and folk parks substantiate this. Of course there were practical and economic factors to consider not to mention the fact that much of daylight hours was spent outside. This shot reflects the interior of a typical Irish cottage from this time. My daughter heads for the door as I square-up to take the shot, her passing, an abstract displacement of pixels due to the slow shutter speed. I was less concerned with details, atmosphere had a stronger quality here.
Hand-held. ISO 1600. 1/4 @ f/8.