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Classic Photo: Neighborhood Gathering, c1908

26 Nov

From top: Helene Andersen Riis, Thor Riis, Hans C. Riis, Alfred Riis.

From top: Helene Andersen Riis, Thor Riis, Hans C. Riis, Alfred Riis.

The circumstances of this photo are unknown, but it appears to be summer (clothing, baseball bats) and, except for Hans C. Riis and his wife and children, I can identify no other relatives. My guess is that it’s a gathering of Queens neighbors for some special occasion (Fourth of July, perhaps?) in about 1908, judging by the ages of Thor (born 1904) and Alfred (born 1902).

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1 Comment

Posted by on November 26, 2013 in Classic Photos

 

One response to “Classic Photo: Neighborhood Gathering, c1908

  1. swedie1

    November 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Wow! My grandfather (Alfred) was tall, even as a little kid! I obviously didn’t get his height gene.

     

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