Sunday, July 28, 2013

Group photo, Bieber, Lassen County, California

My grandmother, Esther Durfee, was a budding photographer while living as a young woman with her parents in Bieber, Lassen County, California. Her father, Thomas Jefferson Durfee was the postmaster there over many years. When young Esther got her first camera she seemed to have made it her mission to photograph every person within the community, or so it seemed! The first photo album has had all the people who were identified in it, scanned.

Today I would like to introduce you to a large group! Names listed are left to right [my transcription and notes in brackets]. Photo taken about 1918 (could have been as late as 1920).

McKenzie, L. [Leldon]
Babcock, L. [Lester]
Brownell, H. [Harold]
Levengton, G. [George]
Dunlap, Arthur
McKenzie, Vera [Gladys Vera]
Hopper, Naomi
Durfee [no initials, no notes. No idea! And he's my family!]
Thompson, Fay
Bassett, W.

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