These first two photos seem to relate to a sale of Christmas items - perhaps books, cards, ribbons and calendars. Based on the poster announcing an auction on October 17th, I assume this photo was taken in early October [note short sleeves and scene through the glass door. However, the little girl behind "Frenchy" in the second photo is wearing earmuffs... and I can't figure out the wintery scene behind the glass doors.]
Of course, I'm assuming the two photos were taken at the same event based on Mrs. Chantler's outfit.
Pictured here are: Marion Dougherty, Ann Nevius, Mrs. Braks, Mrs. Chantler.
Louise "Frenchy" Scott and Mrs. Sam Chantler.
Note the food items for sale behind the two women: cole slaw, fresh cauliflower, spinach. What do you suppose is in the tins?
Events at the Smoke Rise Inn look to me to have been marvelous affairs and perhaps not so different from those taking place today. What do you think? I love the details that these pictures capture.
Halloween Party at the Smoke Rise Inn - 10/29/1949
Conga line on the terrace outside? - Smoke Rise Inn Party - 9/3/1949
Santa visits the Smoke Rise Inn 12/19/1948
As the children listen carefully. Or, are they more interested in the photographer?
These next photos relate to the same dinner event. I'm assuming the evening started out in the seating area, moved on to the bar and then to the dinner table. That's how I've organized them. Unfortunately, no dates or names... Must have been early '50s.
Magazines on the coffee table: TIME, Bazaar. I love the hat.
I'm assuming this took place during the warmer months. Notice the open window and also short sleeves. Why is that young man seated on the floor?
I love the patterned dresses.
Notice the windows are open. Also, the boy-girl seating.
Fun, no? Do you have stories or memories related to these events? Let me know!
Many thanks to Tom Kline for sharing these photos.