Vintage photos of:
My grandparents Elsie and Charles J. Clarke behind the counter of their general store in Fort Covington, New York, a very small village located on the border of northern New York State and Canada. My grandfather, a baker by trade, was proud to own a store after emigrating to Canada on an orphan ship as a young boy from Liverpool, England. Unfortunately, they eventually lost the store during the Great Depression after allowing their friends and neighbors to buy needed staples on credit or by bartering. View full size.