Although I don't think any of us would have had trouble identifying the timeframe of this family portrait as the 1950's, Kodak conveniently let us know the film was processed during the week of September 29th, 1952. The diners are identified as "Mal, Grace and Bob/ David and M(?)" The image is from the Dewitt collection, but I think most of these folks are their friends the Button family.
Boy, that is classic 50's isn't it?
How many now know how to properly place the tableware?
That little guy in the saddle shoes will soon learn to put the olives on his fingers.
Is this Button family still living on the east side hill?
l.e. on 4th October 2013 @ 7:24am
While growing up in Hood River my parents own a house that at the time they bought it was told it was the old Button house. Have many good memories of that old house.
Dan K on 4th October 2013 @ 7:42am
How iconic. In the day when every house had a dining room, an expandable dining table, an assortment of table cloths for the seasons, china and silverware for the occasion. And you had better have your best manners down by that time. And giving the female of the household a place setting of silver or china was totally appropriate.
nels on 4th October 2013 @ 12:01pm
There was a Steve Button who graduated from Hood River High School in 1947. Is this the same family? I remember him from his being in Civic Theater--he was very talented.
Bill Seaton on 4th October 2013 @ 12:18pm
LOVE your comment i.e.
Only way to properly enjoy olives.
Jill Stanford on 4th October 2013 @ 2:29pm
I noticed an elbow on the table. Probably an unmannered daughter-in-law. :)
Brian on 4th October 2013 @ 3:24pm
Look at the hands of the guy holding the child, they look pretty rough like the hands of someone who has used the tossing boards all day or doing other hard labor.
longshot on 5th October 2013 @ 2:54pm
I need an edit feature. :-(
Look at the hands of the guy holding the child, they look pretty rough like the hands of someone who was used to tossing boards all day or doing other hard labor.
longshot on 5th October 2013 @ 3:18pm
That's my Dad (David Leland Button) in the back right. Uncle Malcolm is in front of him. Gram (Grace Button) is in the center and Grandpa Malcolm is front left. I think the woman at the back left is my Uncle Bob's first wife. I never met her and I think that may be Cousin David on Grandpa's lap.
Dan Button on 7th January 2016 @ 6:54pm
for bill Seaton. The Button family were good friends of ours Alan was in our
Scout troop. When Alan went in the Navy he referred to our uniforms as
Remember USS Liberty !!!
John McLucas on 13th May 2016 @ 10:57am