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Found this in an antique store, Lancaster, Ca.
Only old photo in the box with a bunch of Paper items. I first noticed it was all males, what happened to the Wife and Mother?
Photographer is Van Doran, Hiawatha, Kansas.
They are quite the handsome bunch, but the two boys in the back look like some tough street smart boys. And if you look closely, Brother on Left has a Shiner, yeah a black eye. His tie is messed up a little and the other brother beside him is sporting a white tie on a white shirt. He totally reminds me of some bully at the end of an alley way demanding your change. Actually when I look at them all, I see where a woman’s touch is missing, shed probably be there straightening all their ties up for this photo as everyone’s seems to a be a little off.
Click on the image 2 times to get a good close up.
Then you have the little guy up front, hes adorable, sorta like he would fit in perfectly for an episode of the Little Rascals.
Dad is handsome, with some natural curl to his hair, cant be easy working and raising 3 boys on your own. At this time divorce wasnt the norm, people were more likely widowed, so did she die? Did he remarry and get help with these boys? Or did those boys scare off potential new mates?
Or perhaps Dad was a harsh disciplinarian and he and the boy had a go at it? Maybe the two boys in the back had a scrap between them? You can fill in your own story.
Im sad to say there is no writing on this photo so no names to track, but it was the black eye that compelled me to take this one home.