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Birthday Party

Birthday Party

This is a photo of my sister Becky (the little girl far left) at her birthday party; I'm unsure of the year. I love how Mom is either spying on the goings on, or hiding from the camera! A note about the artwork on the wall: my Dad was a graphic designer, and that piece is an example of his work. Sadly, it was lost in a move many years ago. View full size.

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Your Mom & Sister were beautiful women (or girl in one case). Thanks for the photos.

She was outnumbered!

Two of the boys were my brothers...I wasn't born until 1963. They were living at Edwards AFB at the dad was in the Air Force, and most of the neighbor kids were boys.

[So the year this was taken was probably . . . - tterrace]

Sure it was Becky's BD?

It's a little girl's birthday party, and all nine of the guests are boys?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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