Well, with this post we’ve reached the end of Album 2. There’s no magic clue that reveals the album’s past in these last few photos, but every little tidbit helps and I still have steps I can take to try and track down the family to whom this album belongs. Before we do that though, here are the last photos:
I’m not sure if the photo above is supposed to be of the woman in the background hanging her laundry (she does appear to realize that her photo is being taken) or of the contraption in the foreground…
There is some interesting information printed on the back:
This photo was printed on Kodak Velo (or Velox) Paper according to the stamp on the back. I found this information on Velox prints, which helps to date the photo.
We’re back at a dam (I think) in the next photo:
Love the vehicles in the image above. I don’t see a sign identifying this location, unfortunately. Anyone recognize it?
The guy pictured above looks pretty young — what do you think, is this a high school portrait?
Glue spots foil us in discovering more:
There was something written/stamped on the back, but it’s obscured now by glue and paper from where it was adhered to an album page. Bah.
Photo 63 is a blast from the past:
That’s our star at a much earlier age in a photo that has the same coding as used on most photos in Album 1. Check out the dude snoozing on the hammock in the background. He inspired the inscription on the back:
It simply says “Wake up.” I’ll get into my reasons why in a future post, but I’m 90% positive that the S in the above code stands for Shippensburg.
Here is the final photo of the album, which also appears to be much older than the rest of the photos in Album 2:
This photo has Shippensburg written on the front and another notation on the back:
It’s perplexing that there are four people pictured in the photo, but only two identified on the back. Or are those the names of the folks to whom the photo was given? I’m having trouble reading the first name, but the second one appears to be Viola. I don’t recognize any of the kids in this photo from other images in either album.
Stay tuned for future posts where I try to divine further information from what we’ve seen so far. This ain’t over yet!