The image features an unpaved road lined with trees and white, horizontal-board buildings. Several men and women pose in the sun and shadows in this image, which was taken from an elevated perspective. Most wear aprons – perhaps offering clues to their identity and profession.
East County Historian Carol Jensen is challenging sleuths to provide as much information about the photograph as possible – anything from tree species to business type, especially the name of the itinerant photographer who took this image and other domestic pictures like it in East County.
“The photographers who captured these wonderful domestic images are our unsung local history heroes,” Jensen said. “Do you recognize your family home or business in the image? Perhaps your grandfather or great-uncle is featured wearing his favorite checkered cap.”
The individual providing the most information will receive a membership in the East Contra Costa Historical Society. E-mail Jensen at email@example.com.