52 Photos Week 4: Sunday Best

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)
edited by Ellen Smith
I can't figure out how to add a photo in the comment section

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I posted my grandmothers family all dressed up in their Sunday Best in 1925.


by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (987k points)
Wonderful photo thank you for sharing this wonderful photo of your grandmothers family
Beautiful family.  Thanks for sharing Robynne.
What a great photo. Everyone looks so happy and distinguished. Thank you for posting this.
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This is the First Christian Church in Lincoln, Kansas. The building was built in 1906 by my grandfather and his brother George, who were training under their sister's husband, Henry Secrist, who was a building contractor. They were also all members of the church. My grandfather, Peter Stoner, is seated in the bottom row, 3rd from the right. There are a number of my other family members present here, also, and a lot of church members which I don't know. I believe that the church is still standing.


by Alison Gardner G2G6 Mach 6 (68.2k points)
Thank You for sharing this wonderful photo
Great photo.  I love the hats!
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My wife's geat-grandmother, Emily Jane Carey. Her names were passed down to several family members, including my wife's sister, Emily, and my wife who has Jane as a middle name.500px-Carey-4214.jpg

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
beautiful photo Pip thank You for sharing
She is lovely.  Thanks for sharing Pip.
Great photo and I love the frame.
Thank you, Pip, for sharing this... A beautiful woman and a remarkable frame.
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This is a photo of my great-grandmother (my father's paternal grandmother), Ann Chandler Dodge with her five daughters (my great-aunts), Ida, twins Eda and Eva, Ethel, and Florence all dressed up. I believe this photo was taken around 1900 in Nebraska.

by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
edited by Robin Shaules
Robin what a wonderful photo of your family really wonderful
What a great photo.  Pretty ladies.
Wonderful photo!
Thank you Susan, Caryl, and S.J. I appreciate your kind comments.
What a great photo to have in your family album!  It must have been a very busy household!!!
Thanks, Scott... and there were also three sons.
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my father in his Sunday’s cloths

by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
He is so very cute!
Thought I knew how to add the image, but it's been a long time. I'll go get a refresher and then edit this.
Thank You Maria
What do you mean Loretta with Edit this please
Susan, that was originally intended as an Answer. I had typed my Answer and copied and pasted in what should have been a link to the image (which is already on a profile). Once added, however, the Answer included only the string and not the image itself. Since you can't delete an Answer, I converted it to a Comment and changed the text to what you see above, intending to find out what I was doing wrong. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find out.
He looks like a child's doll. I wonder how he looked when grown.

How very kind of you Joel

He was good looking 


Too adorable!  Susan I love this photo.  That little coat is just over the top. :)
Thank You Caryl how sweet og you
Beautiful photo!

I got your email today - I'll reply later tonight.
Thank You SJ  for  your kindness
Susan, I love this photo of your father. He's so cute -- looks like a little sailor. I love the hat, the boots, the coat, and the boy. Thank you for sharing this!
Thank You Robin for your kind word how very sweet of you.
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I posted my great-grandmother's photo all dressed up!
by Joel Todd G2G1 (1.4k points)
Found her your great grandmother look wonderful
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This picture was taken in Santa Rosa, California about 1939.  The baby being held on the left is my mom (grandpa holding her).  Next to grandpa is my grandma and the little boy in front is my uncle.  Also included in the photo are my great grandparents and grand aunts and uncles. 

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (193k points)
gorgeous photo they all look amazing,

I just love there outfit from 1939 on the photo

Thank You Caryl for sharing this wonderful photo
How cute!
Wonderful photo. Everyone looks so happy! Thank you for sharing it.
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My great-grandparents, Free and Lydia (Wamsley) Hubbard, with 6 of their 9 children (one died in infancy). Their ninth child, my paternal grandmother, was born 7 years after this photo was taken.


by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
Gorgeous photo Deb, the all look amazing
Lovely photo - I love their Sunday best!
What a wonderful family photo! And the chairs and back-drop are so fitting. Thank you for sharing this.
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Here is a cousin of mine, Artie Mann, all dressed up.

by Randall Gardner G2G6 Mach 2 (24.9k points)
Love it!  What a great dress and great photo!
What a stunner! Thanks for sharing.
What a fantastic dress your cousin are wearing and she certainly is a beautiful lady
That's so elegant.  A genuinely beautiful photo.
Wow! This photo really struck me... such a beautiful hat and dress and a simply lovely woman. Thanks for sharing this photo.
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I have pictures of Uncle Ed in his blue field uniform but these whites are his "dress uniform," certainly what he wore on Sunday.

by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
A very handsome man.  Thanks for sharing this SJ.
A gorgeous looking man your uncle Ed was
This is a great photo of a very handsome man. S.J., can you give a little more information on this -- where, when? Thanks for sharing it.

Hi Robin, this is the brother of my Great-Grandmother.  The entire family migrated from Sweden to the United States in the early 1890's.

Great-Great Uncle Anton Edward Helgren joined the Army in Minnesota and got to "see the world" from the family stories I've heard.  I found him in the 1900 census in Manila, Philippines on an Army base.  This was during the time of the Philippine-American war.  

I found war service records for him in the Philippines and see that his rank was sergeant.  Here he is in his blue service uniform when he was a corporal:

I found his grave in California and see that he was  promoted as high as Sergeant Major before he retired from the Army.

My mother has photos of my great-grandmother and all of her siblings, including Uncle Ed in a beautiful turn-of-the-century wooden frame:

I opened the back and took the photos out and sure enough, Uncle Ed's dress white uniform photo was taken in the Philippines - perhaps he mailed this photo home as a Christmas gift to his parents.

Thank you so much, S.J. for all the information and the additional photos. It's always so nice to get the additional history. He sounds like quite a person.
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This is my Great Grandfather Jesse P Osborne with his Sunday School class in Santa Barbara, California, all dressed up in their "Sunday Best."

by Susan Yarbrough G2G6 Mach 2 (28.1k points)
edited by Susan Yarbrough
gorgeous photo
I noticed that all his pupils were boys. Wonder if they separated the boys from the girls for Sunday School. I also love how the boys are dressed. Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo.
I was born in Santa Barbara. Just out of curiosity, do you know which church? My grandfather taught at Westmont College, there, after he retired from Pasadena City College. That would have been in the 1950's.
My cousin says that it is possibly the First Methodist Church.  I think it would be so cool if people recognized some of the boys as their relatives!
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This is taken in China my granddad are wearing the hat and just

Under him is my grandmother with my mother on her lap  

by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
What a great memory to have! Do you know who the others are too? Lovely photo!
Thank you, Susan, for sharing this. You have such wonderful photos, and a wonderful history.
Thank you Maria for your kind words  no I wish I knew who the are
Thank you Robin
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My great grandparents on the left, and my great grandmother's sister and her husband in the middle.  I don't know who the couple on the right is.  I think this was around the mid 1910s.

by Ben Griffith G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
I love the expressions on their faces.  Just great!  Thanks for sharing this Ben.
Great photo! They all look like they're up to something. Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo
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52 Photos Week 4 Sunday Best


I selected my husband's 4th cousins Clyde & Horace Greenawalt for this week.

Clyde was killed while piloting a Taylorcraft two-passenger airplane with his brother-in-law as a passenger. He was 34 years old. He took off from a hay field with hay on the tail of the plane. The hay caught fire. The plane took a dive from 90 feet, hit the ground, bounced and hit the ground again and tilted trapping Clyde in. He was burnt to death. His brother-in-law was thrown from the plane, but had extreme burns.

I think that is why I love this picture so much.

by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
What a tragic story, but thanks for the history. The two boys are precious in their Sunday best -- especially the ties. Thanks, Cheryl.
Thank you Robin. I love their outfits also. You are so kind to me.

Have a great night.
Gorgeous photo Sheryl, the boys look wonderful thank You for sharing
Thank you, Susan.
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This picture of my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Louise Cass, was taken around 1910.  My grandfather looked a great deal like her in his own childhood photos.

by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
What a wonderful outfit! Thanks for sharing this.
gorgeous outfit
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My great grandparents' household in Vermont in about 1902, in clothing that has to have been their Sunday best, particularly for the children. I especially enjoy the big bows on the little boys (my grandfather and his brother). My great grandfather was a minister, so his "Sunday best" might have been his preaching clothes.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
A beautiful photo -- thanks for sharing it. Everyone looks so serene and are dressed so nicely.
Amazing photo thank you for sharing
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I posted a picture of my Dad and Granddad at a neighbor's house - most likely visiting on a Sunday afternoon.

by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (119k points)
Great photo!  I love the house and the dog in the background.  I think I would have enjoyed living in a house like that.  Thanks for sharing.
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This is my maternal grandmother, Viola, when she was 7 years old.  It was taken in 1917 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

by Bonnie Guadalupe G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
What a beautiful child! ...and dressed so elegantly.  She looks so feminine.  Thank you for sharing this photo.
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This is my Nana Percy (AKA Pearl Mardell Purcell).  As I have gotten older I have been told that I favor her in looks and temperment. I can totally live with that.  

She loved all things Pink (which I did NOT inherit) and Garfield (the cat, which is totally my fault because I gave her the first stuffed one when I wsa 7)

Here is a picture of My Great aunt Millicent that was taken at the same time as the one of Percy.  Millie was a year and a half older than Nana Percy

by Staci Golladay G2G6 Mach 3 (30.2k points)
edited by Staci Golladay
Thank you for sharing this lovely photo.  She looks so poised, and her dress, shoes, and stockings are very nice.  Does she have rings on her fingers?
Yes she does...I also have a picture of her sister Millicent which I will be adding to this post and a group of Percy, Milli and their mother (my Great-great Grandmother,) Lulu
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I decided to use the picture I have of a group of the Old Contempables survivors and hounoured veterans from WWWI My grandfather is in the back row second from the left. George Percy Locker is also in the back row second from the right. 

by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (232k points)
Thank you for sharing this photo of these highly decorated gentlemen!  What a treasure.

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