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 the Wayne Smith. Photo taken about 1917 (could have been 1918). He was the absolute favorite photo subject Esther had. There are more photos of him than anyone. Wayne was also his parents youngest child. His father was Augustus Smith and his mother was Daisy Agnes Dunlap Smith. They were my family.
Brothers, Aubrey and Wayne Smith
Brothers, Aubrey and Wayne Smith.