A butler’s chest from the early 19th century holds court with an old portrait of an unknown woman. Taken by Clay Lancaster, an advocate of architectural preservation, the adjacent photographs of Botherum in its most dilapidated state remind Jon and Dale of how far the home has come.
Primo Carnera (1906–1967) the Italian heavyweight boxer and wrestler poses in a leopard skin to represent a cave-man at a “Joy of Life” Ball at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 13th December 1929. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)