"They lounged with practiced ease on white wicker chairs and rockers and chaise lounges on the broad, pine-boarded veranda"

Lounging on the veranda of a typical Muskoka cottage - Credit: Frank Micklethwaite
Public DomainLounging on the veranda of a typical Muskoka cottage - Credit: Frank Micklethwaite

This is not a photo of the family, of course, but it conveys the ethos of leisurely summer life on the veranda of a typical Muskoka cottage at the beginning of the last century.