Good Old Days: Bossy Lucy

U.S. Legacies: March 2005

(This photo is an example of 1919 clothing styles.)

On July 1, 1919, before the start of WW2, Lucy Brown was born to her parents, John and Emily Brown, in the small town of Medford, New York. At that time there were few neighbors nearby and the closest market was 20 miles away. The market was not as it is today full of all the most non-essential fast foods and frozen snacks but a wooden floored building that offered local fruits, vegetable, meats and the catch of the day from the nearby waters.