These photographs were taken in the late 1940s and early 50s mostly by my aunt, Loretta Judson. Her daughter, Jan, gave me the negatives years ago and they had been on my "to do" list until recently when I selected 40 to be printed.
I recognize about half of the people, and several of my cousins have helped with other identifications. Some are still mysteries.
You will notice that there were different cameras used—the format changed, and a couple of prints are from a pair of negatives which were not cut apart. A few have an odd vignette that I believe is the result of the inner layer of the bellows of a folding camera separating and partially collapsing. The results are, at least in my judgement, happy accidents that enhance the images. There are a lot of "flaws" that, with the passing of time, have become "patina," and will remain in the final prints.