My maternal grandmother, Elizabeth (Dague) DeVoe, is posing for you in a flower dress standing on a small grassy hill. She’s behind what we presume to be her home. The air seems warm — the leaves are quite full — I’ll take it to be around late summer sometime around 1935 — when she would be around 18 years old.
This one is nicely composed by the unknown photographer. There’s a little path in the grass that seems well-trodden. I can’t discern if she has shoes on — it’s simply too blurred there to tell. I left it sepia, which seemed to fit best.
No helpful info on the back of the photo.
The home could very well be the 109 Prospect St home that we’ve noted in prior photos — and where she was by census in 1930. However, if I take this viewpoint to be from the backyard, the position of the chimney doesn’t seem to be on the correct end of the house. 109 Prospect has a south-end chimney, and would need to be on the “near end” of this image, if this is backyard. Her post-marriage (1938) location noted on the 1940 census is another home-candidate — that would be 206 Mill St which you can see below (ignore the 203 on the image). It’s possible that the 2nd chimney was later added when it was duplexed. There is some backyard hilling noted.
Here’s a colorized version:
- Where is this taken?