When I was in Chelsea recently, my grandfather (who’s 91) gave me a bunch of old photos. A sampling above.
The top photo is actually of my grandfather in the Oliver Wendell Holmes school band, in Dorchester. This must be in the early 1930’s. He’s at the top right middle, with his head right aligned with the edge of the door.
The next photo down is an awesome extended family portrait of what I believe is my late grandmother’s family. Don’t have a date on this, but I’d guess maybe late 30’s.
Next is an incredible picture of my great great grandmother Sadie and her brother Israel. I think this is someplace between 1900 and 1910.
Below that, dated in 1944 are some of the stars of the above family portrait, in a more casual setting.
And at the bottom, is my great grandmother Ethel (on my dad’s side) and her brother Abraham.
If you like this sort of thing, I scanned in a ton more a few years back. Mostly stuff from the 50’s and early 60’s taken in and around Chelsea, Massachusetts.