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Watermelon in Summer: c. Late 1930s

Watermelon in Summer: c. Late 1930s

My grandparents, great aunt, aunts and uncles enjoying a watermelon feed. My grandfather, Charles J. Clarke, was the caretaker of the Clarkson Estate in Potsdam, New York, and he and his family occupied the caretaker's farmhouse on Clarkson Hill. An academic building of Clarkson University now occupies the location. View full size.

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What a lovely window into their lives, it's like being there with them! I love informal intimate shots like these, a real snapshot of life back then, not posed or staged.

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