52 Photos Week 4: Sunday Best

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
edited by Ellen Smith
I can't figure out how to add a photo in the comment section

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The ladies of Marshall Church of the Nazarene, on Mother's Day, 1954. My grandpa has helpfully labeled my grandma in the back row. 

I liked that all the kids in the pews have turned to look curiously at the photographer instead of their mothers.

by Jessica Hammond G2G6 Mach 3 (31.6k points)
Wonderful photo! The kids steal the show. Thanks for sharing this.
+7 votes

My great uncles Henry, Roland, and Leo Descoteaux:

by Brian Lamothe G2G6 Mach 2 (26.7k points)
hmm.. I'm guessing the were Alter Boys??
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Charles "Chic" Trillitzsch [Trillitzsch-5] and his wife Eleanor [Klein-4750] were always "dressed to the nines." They loved to take drives in the country from their house in Brooklyn and visit relatives on Long Island. This was likely on a Sunday when they were visiting Chic's sister Helen [Trillitzsch-2] at her home in Baldwin Harbor. 

by Karen Fuller G2G6 Mach 1 (19.4k points)
Love the nickname -- appears to fit.  Thanks for sharing this photo!
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This is Charles & Verna Baker Leonard Family in 1920 the family is a big one. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-8301 and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Baker-28406


by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (465k points)
edited by Anonymous Barnett
I agree, it is a large family.  I really like the baby carriage.  Thanks for sharing this photo.
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I need to start getting my one aunt who has all of the photo's from my mother's side to start giving me pictures to use for the 52_Photos.

When I was younger we always went to church and then we would go to lunch at either my maternal grandparents or my paternal grandparents. I liked the Italian food at my paternal grandparents most. And at my maternal grandparents there were more aunts, uncles, and cousins to play with so a win win all the way around!

Paternal side:

My maternal grandparents

by Louann Halpin G2G6 Mach 6 (62.2k points)
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The family of Edward Greey, taken in 1922. 

by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (299k points)
edited by Alex Stronach
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I added my great-grandmother, Martha Eloise Campbell, with her eight sisters. I think the photograph might have been when their mother died on January 7, 1903. One of the sisters died on September 14, 1904 and she is in this photograph. 
I was fortunate to inherit the original. My great-grandmother is in the center, back row. 500px-Campbell-16745.jpg

by Sheri Taylor G2G6 Mach 2 (24.6k points)
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Here is another one. I actually have one of a younger sister, too, on the same day.
What is interesting: Later, around 1910 or so, my great-aunt and her cousins dressed up in these SAME dresses worn in these 1885 photos, which were stored in an attic, at my great-great grandmother Taylor's house. 

by Sheri Taylor G2G6 Mach 2 (24.6k points)
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The best photo I found of my ancestors in their Sunday Best is this photo of the Rowley Women, as the photo is called. The second from the right is my grandmother Merle Rowley (1889-1950). Now if I could figure out the year, I could figure out who the other women were. I know it was taken in Mitchell, South Dakota. From Merle's appearance, she would be in her early 20s --- before she married Harry Lee Eastman. So I would put the photo at about 1910 or 11.


by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Pilot (103k points)
edited by Judy Bramlage
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August Heinrich Dietrich Behrens was my great-grandfather. He arrived in South Africa in 1880 and married Dora Wenhold, the daughter of the missionary Hermann Wenhold in 1890.
They had 12 children: Heinrich, Dorothea, August, Hilda, Ernst, Hermann, Friedrich, Karl, Emma, Marie, Gerhard, Reinhard.
Three of the children died very young.

Großfamilie August Heinrich Dietrich Behrens

August Heinrich Dietrich Behrens with his children,
children-in-law and grandchildren.

Photo taken about 1932 at Bergheim, near Kroondal, South Africa

Back, standing: Alma, Gerhard, Erna, Serene on father Fiddy's arm, Phyllis, Manny, Karly, Reiny, Roland.

Middle, sitting: Ida with Linda, Gussy with Gerda, Mia, Mutter Dora, Vater August, Emma, Lisbeth and Heiny.
Front: Hugo, Linda, Richard & Vera, Heinz & Agnes

by Helga Nordhoff G2G Crew (400 points)
edited by Helga Nordhoff
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Emerson Hill who had recently returned from Cuba and the Spanish American War with Zephry and new baby.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (324k points)

This is my husband’s great grand uncle. Emerson Hill was In the Spanish American War, 1st Texas Vounteer Infantry. He mustered out 18 April 1899. Photo taken 1900.  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hill-24646

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My Mom and 6 of her seven siblings in their Sunday Best - 1940

by L. Ray Sears G2G6 Mach 4 (40.6k points)
+5 votes

My fathers side of the family. Van Hemert line

by E. Buikema G2G3 (3.9k points)
+4 votes

This was the day my oldest daughter Danielle King got married. It was such a great day. Everything went wonderful and it was such a memorial day.

by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
+4 votes

Something a little different - front and back view.  People were unlabeled, but probably related on the Bean/Lidstrom side, and it was taken in March, 1905.

Front and back view of women in fancy coats and hats, 1905

by Rob Neff G2G6 Mach 5 (57.4k points)
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my grandmother is the youngest in the photo, the other two are her older sisters, was either for baptism or most likely first communion of all 3, most likely taken about  1914/15

Dresses of Special Occasion- 3 of a kind Phaneuf Girls

by Arora Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (106k points)
+4 votes

Here is a photo of my paternal grandparents (Firman Joseph Robinson & Leona Catherine Budd) and my aunt (Naomi Lucy Robinson) with a group of friends from their congregation. 

by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
+3 votes
by Pam Dale G2G6 Mach 4 (44.9k points)
+3 votes

William and David Johnston, brothers to my gr. grandmother Annie Lambie in their Sunday Best.

by David Urquhart G2G6 Pilot (150k points)
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This is probably the family of Thomas Price at his funeral in 1876. 

by Harold Claffey G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)

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