“Mrs. Herman Perry in her home at Mansfield, Iron County, Michigan,” May 1937, by Russell Lee, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Look through the net curtains at her tomato plants in tin cans. I wonder if she really waited until the average last frost date* for zone 18 — which is currently between July 1 and 10 — to put them in the ground.
Lee took the photo on assignment for the U.S. Farm Security Administration. Mrs. Perry was “the wife of an oldtime iron miner who worked in the mines before they were abandoned.”
*The average first frost date is between September 1 and 10.
2 thoughts on “The front window”
Love her dramatic Deco fabric with striped rugs and floral wallpaper. Quite the interior!
She had obviously put a lot of effort into the room and looks happy to be showing it off. She was really good with potted plants, maybe essential in northern Michigan.