â€śThere were no galleries in those days and no one ever expected to sell a picture, so you werenâ€™t interested in making it. You were only interested in actually being a good artistâ€¦.And, of course, you didnâ€™t need as much money. I remember we had a little house in Gloucester. I think we paid $30.00 a month, you know. So you could live the whole summer for about $150.00.â€ť
Sally Avery recalling summers here in the 1930s Oral history interview with Sally Michel Avery, 1967 Nov. 3, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.