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Here's a photo unearthed this week, featuring my grandfather Elliott Smyzer (the boy wearing the hat). Having never seen or heard of this photo before, we can only estimate that it was taken somewhere between 1907 and 1912, possibly Springfield Illinois. No idea on the others in the photo, though they could be family.