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Old Mar 31, 2004, 7:00 PM   #1
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By the number and age of the children i will say they are baby boomers. Early to mid-50's. The dad is either a salesman or Banker. the tie and shoes suggest this. The radio and furnishings are not cheap either. Upper middleclass. I am going to also say city dwellers. This is not a farmhouse. The beer requires a churchkey, no poptop. The lamps are very nice once again suggesting post-war boom. The radio also has a record player once again affirming my date. The children are also wearing very nice clothes. Not an easy task with 5. It is also winter by the flannel shirts. Two children have fresh haircuts while the other 3 don't. I would say it is
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This picture is great! I can't tell anything from it, tho!
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Old Apr 1, 2004, 7:24 AM   #6
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Normcar's right, Rick. I picked up on one or two things, but you seemed to walk back in time and right into the photo.

I don't think there's a phonograph in that radio.

The only thing I have to add is that all five children are boys. What a household filled with mischief THAT must have been!
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By the number and age of the children i will say they are baby boomers. Early to mid-50's.
DX... I would say early to mid 40's.
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This reminds me of my dad's family pictures, and he came from a large family that made their own way through the Depression - definately laborers and not well-to-do. Good work ethic, good family values.
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 9:44 PM   #9
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DX6490 wrote:
"By the number and age of the children i will say they are baby boomers. Early to mid-50's. The dad is either a salesman or Banker. the tie and shoes suggest this. The radio and furnishings are not cheap either. Upper middleclass. I am going to also say city dwellers. This is not a farmhouse. The beer requires a churchkey, no poptop. The lamps are very nice once again suggesting post-war boom. The radio also has a record player once again affirming my date. The children are also wearing very nice clothes. Not an easy task with 5. It is also winter by the flannel shirts. Two children have fresh haircuts while the other 3 don't."

Actually, you came up with some good things here. I'm the one on the floor and my brother is the boy farthest to the left as you look at the pic. The other boys are my cousins from two different families. The man partially seen on the left is my uncle and is, indeed, a salesman. My dad was a pressman in a printing company and this house is my folks' house. I would call it middle class. The year was late '48 to early '49. The house is located in the suburbs of Kansas City. The boys standing in the pic were playing a 78 RPM record player which was part of this radio/record player combination. I still have three of the items shown in this 50+ year old photo. I have the lamp on the left, the coffee table on the right (partially visible), and I have the cabinet of the radio/record player. It's innards were removed long ago, and it has been used for many years as a storage cabinet.

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was the carpet floorcovering a grey color with red, yellow and green in the pattern?
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