Mr. and Mrs J. C. Williams on their porch, Eastpoint, Florida, ca. 1900, via Brown Family Collection, Florida Memory Commons on flickr.
The Williams were among six families who settled on a peninsula called Eastpoint, across the bay from Apalachicola, Florida, in 1898. The group called itself the Co-Workers’ Fraternity, and together the members pursued philosophical and religious study and farmed and ran seafood and lumber businesses. Land was individually owned, but profits were shared.
“Boy, dog and woman enjoying each other’s company,” Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 1910, via Florida Memory (State Library and Archives of Florida) on flickr.
“Mrs. Cook and Polly parrot on the porch of the family home, Mulberry, Florida,” ca. 1900, via Florida Memory (State Library and Archives of Florida).
A note on the Florida Memory website says that Polly could mimic all the women and children in the neighborhood.
“Memie” (Mary Elizabeth Edwards) and her first post office in Lloyd, Florida, ca. 1910, via State Library and Archives of Florida (Florida Memory) Commons on flickr.
Shades of Eudora Welty. . . here’s her famous story.