“Family members gathered on a porch, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario,” ca. 1900, by Frank W. Micklethwaite, via Library and Archives Canada (under CC license).
The Sunday porch: Washington, N.C.
House on Creekmere Plantation, about two miles from Washington, North Carolina, 1936, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Couple tends to their yard at Trailer Estates, Sarasota, Florida, November 1967, by Division of Tourism, via Florida Memory (State Library & Archives of Florida) Commons on flickr.
The Sunday porch: County Armagh
Bridget and Maynard Sinton at their family home of Ballyards, County Armagh, June 17, 1921, by H. Allison & Co. Photographers, via Public Record Office of Northern Ireland Commons on flickr.
That retractable striped awning emerging from the terrace roof looks very sleek and was brand new. A ca. 1920 photo of the house in this biography of the children’s father shows the terrace with no cover. (You can read a brief history of awnings here.)
Ballyards was built in 1872 and sold to the father, a linen manufacturer, in 1908. He almost doubled its size and called it “Ballyards Castle.”
Maynard was killed in WWII, but Bridget (age 7 in these photos) lived until 1975.
The Sunday porch: split level
“Backyard of a brick house in the suburbs with picnic table and barbecue,” location unknown, 1959, by Marion S. Trikosko, via U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.