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Persian Room, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, June 18th 1944, Table 6. I know all this because this is a souvenir photo taken at the Drake, the date and place is on the folder it came in. Looks like Mom & Dad out with the kids (they don't look like brothers to me), perhaps a big night out before one or both of them shipped out to for the War? View full size.