The story of Raymond Albert’s family, as told through his lost and found photos, continues as we enjoy a late summer in Rumford, Maine around 1951-ish. There is no real theme to tie these photos together – they come from three different rolls, each of which only had a few turn out well for some reason. The photographer’s “success rate” is much better on most of the other rolls. But I’ll just share the photos in no particular order.
I’ll start with a portrait of the family dog, who only appears on one or two of the twenty rolls in the collection:
The ladies enjoy mild temperatures out on the porch at 241 Knox Street, and St. John’s Church is in the background. And the kids play in the fresh air on outdoor toys. I wonder if they were bummed because there was no internet.
…and it’s somebody’s 6th birthday! Pretty fancy cake….
I thought this old car parked on Knox street was worth sharing, though it’s pretty dark. I tried to lighten it up a bit but the negative is pretty damaged.
…an outing with Grandma, Aunt and Uncle (who enjoy clowning around). Note also the tie. You don’t see ties like that anymore nowadays.
The waterfall may or may not be in the same place as the group photos; it shows up several times in the collection of photos but I haven’t managed to identify it.
Finally, Louise poses with her doll and stuffed animal collection; and we end with a nice (though a bit dark) portrait of Louise.
Here is the next post in this series.