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Inscription on the reverse reads Jack Browne, Camp Blanding, Fla., May 3, 1944. Son of bank president William Browne and his wife Frances, son Jack (1925-2009) would take over the family business in 1965, becoming president of what is now the Wadena State Bank. He would retire in 1995, then in 1999 provide a $1 million endowment to the Jack and Alvida Browne Foundation, established to support the arts, recreation, and economic development in the town of Wadena, MN. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.
My grandfather, Ernest Mathis, left, and his two brothers, Forrest and Olen. About 1942 in Tallassee, Alabama. View full size.
On right, my grandfather, Ernest Mathis, and unidentified friends. About 1920 in Tallassee, Alabama. View full size.
This is my 19-year-old Aunt Willie May Shannon Huffines taken in Paragould, Arkansas shortly after the birth of her son Morris in 1901. Willie May died in 1910. We have another picture of Morris that suggests that he died at one or two years of age from the measles. View full size.
Some of them being silly, some just chillin. All in all we're just glad to get out and enjoy today. From my negatives collection. View full size.
Seriously this one is too small to drive through. Unknown location. From my negatives collection. View full size.