I was told that the two postcards above and below came from Gratz, Pennsylvania. The little girl above also appears in the large group below (scroll down for close-ups).
She’s seated next to a woman who looks like her mother. She’s smiling in both pictures, and it’s nice to imagine that her childhood might have contained many such moments.
I had assumed that this walk along a stream was an all-female affair, but then noticed a few boys hiding in the bushes. Sometimes photographs do reveal their secrets.