Alice and family

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What it is:

Photo measuring a bit more than 5.25 x 3 inches.

What  I know about it:

Written on the back in pencil is: your sister Alice & family Emporia Kans taken in Arkansas at Howard home two years ago.


I’m a little confused by the note on the back, unsure why Alice’s sister would need to be reminded where Alice lives, assuming that’s what Emporia, Kansas, is referring to.  And who might Howard be?   The boy appears to have a bandaged foot, but that hasn’t dampened his smile.  This picture has obviously seen better days, but the good day it depicts shines through anyway, and that makes me happy.

8 comments on “Alice and family”

  1. It seems the young boy is the only one who has something to smile about. Betting Howard is the last name of a friend or relative.

    • I was also guessing that Howard referred to a friend or relative, though I would have guessed a first name, with the writer forgetting to make it possessive (“Howard’s” instead of “Howard”). It’s hard to know for sure sometimes.

  2. Alice appears, to me, serene and unflappable, even with three children that look to be a handful.

  3. I love the look on the girl with the big bow on her hair! I have a photo of my Mom with one of those bows, and same hair style! Must have been really popular during that time.

    • Yes, she’s adorable. To me she looks like a bit of a tomboy who was dolled up for the photo. Those big bows seem to have been popular then, since they appear on girls (and even some young women) in quite a few of my pictures.

  4. What is going on in the background? I thought at first the blurred person way out by the fence was holding something like a guitar case, but now I’m wondering if it could be a sheep or even a small pony.

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