Sisters Mary V and Doris Graham 1933

This photo of my mother, Doris  and her sister, Mary V. Graham was taken in 1933.  My mother was 10 years old and her sister was 13 years old. The photograph was taken on Belle Isle, an island park in the Detroit River between Detroit and Canada. You can see the river in the background.

They lived with their parents, Fannie and Mershell on Theodore Street. My grandfather worked at Ford Motor Co. at the River Rouge Plant. They had a dog named Bonzo. Their little brother, Howard, had died the year before from complications of diabetes and scarlet fever.

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30 thoughts on “Sisters Mary V and Doris Graham 1933

  1. A beautiful photo Kristin. The expressions are so natural and un-posed. So sad that the girls lost both their brothers though.

  2. Scarlet fever is much more common among children aged 5 to 15 years than other people. It used to be considered a serious childhood illness. However, modern antibiotics have made it a much less threatening disease. If left untreated scarlet fever can sometimes lead to serious conditions that affect human organs, including the heart and kidneys.:””.

    Enjoy your day

    1. Yes, I know several children, including a granddaughter, who have had scarlet fever in modern times and suffered no ill effects.

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