This next set of photos confirms a connection to Maryland and features one of the best photos so far in the album.
Here we have the four gentlemen, still posing with their car:
And here’s a photo from another mystery location:
Next is one of the best photos so far. Yes, the guy on the left is blurry. It’s everything else that’s so excellent:
There are so many details in this photo! The Chevrolet ad in the upper left, the Coca-Cola ad down at the bottom, the wooden barrels. The African-American woman and the boy in waders and a big floppy hat greeting each other. The name of the business and the location information on the sign.
West Friendship is in Howard County, Maryland. I found Herbert H. Cross in the 1920 census, where he is listed as merchant. My guess is that these photos were taken as the guys in the previous photos drove to or from D.C. from Pennsylvania.
Here’s a photo of the album’s star posing on a bridge (note the variation in the code: 2B-1919):
And a photo of a baby, supposedly taken in 1919:
And here are the gentleman posing again in West Friendship in front of the car: