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I don't know who all the people are, but the woman third from the left is grandmother Carrie Fox and the woman farthest to the right I only know as "Babe" (who, if I remember right, was the maid). If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say this is the early fifties. View full size.
Section 25B. The Tripod. Make note of any slope or other surface irregularity and adjust tripod legs to compensate. Be especially aware of this when setting up self-timer shots, because ...
Well, you get the picture. We're on the garage driveway in August 1971: my brother, his wife, my mother, father and me. You may recall the locale and brother and sister-in-law's garb from another shot the same day. It's gotta be a Sunday or some other special occasion from the way we're all dolled up. Maybe we're going out to celebrate either Mother's or my birthday. Father, on the other hand, is here only four years older than I am now. My Kodachrome slide.