Bathing beauty

Myrtle Martin Conant was born in 1883, so this photo was likely taken around the turn of the century -  clearly, in summertime! Photos of Myrtle in the family album depict a confident, playful, adventurous, and happy woman who was devoted to both her family, and the farm. Of course, there were tough times, but Myrtle was creative. Throughout the Depression, she hosted vacationers at the farm to make ends meet - an early iteration of the now trendy "farm stays."