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Vintage photos of:
My great-grandmother Elsie Hallack, sometime after her and my great grandfather Rayner Hallack had seperated. She had moved to Taft, California, after the split and died in 1943. This was likely taken in the early '30s. This photo is from a small collection of my grandfather's photos. He labeled the picture "mom".