My dad scanned and sent this photo of my mom to me a couple of days ago. She must have been about 5 or 6 years old, so that puts the year at about 1944 or 1945. My mom grew up in a hamlet, yes we still have them in the United States!, called Freeman in upstate New York.
Wikipedia notes that
Freeman – A hamlet in the north part of the town [of Addison] on County Road 85.
The only road in the town is the highway that runs through it. The entirety of the town consists of my great-grandmother's small farm, which now belongs to my great-uncle, his wife's family dairy farm, a Baptist Church, an old one room school house that doubled as the volunteer fire department after the kids were bussed to school in Addison, and a couple of random houses here and there.
Across the road from my Grandma Taft's house is a crick (that's a creek for anyone who doesn't speak upstatese) and when we spent summers there, that crick was our swimming hole. One of my favorite memories as a kid was swimming with the minnows, except when there were so many of them that they filled our underwear! Eeeeewww!
It's been quite a few years since I visited my mom's hometown, but I get updates from family who still live there. It hasn't changed much at all since the time this photo was taken.