For a proud Sepia Saturday submission, I give you the Trunk family, probably from the Youngstown, OH area. Benedicta is the girl kneeling in the front in the dark dress. She is lovely. In fact, I’ve really not given the rest of the family any attention at all because Ben draws my notice so. There is a note indicating that the girl hugging Ben is Ruth, her sister. There is another photo from this same day but in front of a railroad office. Maybe one of the family was leaving on a trip?
The family must have been large, as here we have notations for John, Leona (?), Rosa, Ruth, Min, Ann, another R name, and Ben, all around an older woman. I’m aware of another sister named Gertrude, and possible a brother named Joseph. The photo above had been pasted into one of those old black page photo albums at some point, and then cut out of the book and placed into another photo album.
The second photo album is what I have come across. It’s quite interesting, with a celluloid cover of white, with an art deco font stating “Remember Me.” Sadly, this album wound up on eBay. Many of the photos are missing, I assume collected by the children or grandchildren of the brothers and sisters. I think Ben may have never married, and if so, it’s sad that she was left behind.