We are looking into a formal dinner gathering of the Jordan family. It looks pre-meal, and there’s conversation while the water and milk are served. The photographer has chosen to focus on the dark-haired woman sitting in the corner, her hands held under her chin, a ribboned fedora on her head — that is Annmarie (Joyce) Jordan, born in 1928, who married “uncle” Tom Jordan, brother to Joseph Jordan and therefore aunt (in-law if you will) to the Jordan 8 that includes my mother-in-law. She is talking to Jack Lunt — he is her brother-in-law’s father-in-law; but more directly he is father to Marty (Lunt) Jordan who is pictured in the foreground lit up brightly by the camera flash, and enjoying her social time here. I’ll note that Marty and Annmarie were contemporaries born in 1928. Notice the wide-brimmed cartwheel hat on the woman between Annmarie and Marty, who will have to remain unidentified unless an alternate same-gathering photo emerges. Further — check out Marty’s hair-wear which wraps around her scalp, glistening.
There’s 2 children — and they are (thanks Meg for the help) — Chris Jordan on the far right, very much enjoying the liquid contents of her teacup. The boy is suspected as Tom Jordan, but John would be the other possibility.
For dating — I’m calling it around 1958 give or take 3 years — using a visual estimate of Chris being around 7. If that’s correct — Annmarie would be around 30 years old, Jack 53 years old, and Marty 29 years old.
The location and occasion remains mysterious and our photo back cruelly lacks any clues or info.
Here’s a colorized version — I prefer the B&W for this one.
- Is the young boy Tom or John?
- Where/what is this occasion?