More memories ... from my mom's photo collection. These photos are all undated, and are all modern copies of older originals (which I do not have).
Here's two photos of my mom and her brother (my uncle) Donnie, both with “Elinor + Don” in her handwriting on the back. These appear to have been taken at the same place and time, just with two different poses. Mom looks to be about 4, placing this around 1939, toward the end of the Great Depression. In the first photo you can see the lower body of a woman in the background, with one of her hands on each child's shoulder. There's no indication of who this might be. She looks too thin to be my grandmother Mable. I don't recognize the trellis in the background, so I can't place this at all.