Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve gotten to know a family (dubbed “Smith” by me) via a pile of undeveloped film from the 1960s which ended up with me. The Smith family was primarily into photographing the kids, but also occasionally the grandparents turn up, during all of the major family events. Hence we don’t really know much about them. The film came from Colorado, and based on the type of film used, the kids on these photos would probably be in their late 40s or early 50s today.
We start with a birthday party. It’s not clear whose birthday it is, though “middle sister” may have had a role in the cake, as she appears to be wearing an apron. Junior, as always, looks smart in his bowtie, and on this occasion adds a cardigan. Below that, a group photo likely taken the same day.
Then the family goes on vacation – camping, it seems. someone in the family appears to own an airstream. And a beret. Matching outfits for the girls – is it a scouting outing? We may never know. And I’m not sure what to make of the fellow eating – seems like all from the same trip.
Next, a couple of posed group photos. Junior’s plaid jacket with bowtie is noted. This reminds me of one of those “first day of school” photos. And then four unidentified adults.
We end with horseback riding. Two of the photos appear to be out “in nature” but in the first photo, the horse seems to be walking close to a residential house. In the last photo you can make out a second person to the right. Junior’s not wearing a helmet, but an adult is close by. Whew!