The Depression was taking its toll in this mid-1930s photo of my family's home, the 1766 Daniel and Charity Leete House. The house needs painting and some repairs. The lawns are unkempt, trees overgrown. My then 17-18 year old mother runs from the camera, lol.
By 1946, just postwar, some optimism was returning to the family and the country, even though my grandfather had died in '42 on that very lawn. But the house had been painted, the lands re-landscaped, and all the damage from the historic hurricane of 1938 repaired. This is my aunt Hoohoo, then 20 years old.