Gene Watson Gallery
Arthur Leighton of Stonington (far right) is pictured with his family as they went cranberry picking in this early 1900s photograph. In the photo are: from left, Leighton’s housekeeper, Mary Launsman and her son, Ray; Leighton’s children, Curtis Leighton; Ray Leighton, a World War I casualty; Lena Leighton; Lou Leighton (standing); and George Leighton. Arthur Leighton raised cranberries on his farm and they picked about nine bushels a day and sold them for about $9 a bushel. A group of Native Americans camped in tents near the cranberry patch and assisted with the picking.