Says Sweet 16 in the Year 1917

From my Grandmother’s Album.

Not sure about the significance of this photo. No recognizable relatives. Location is Durand , Illinois. At least this one is dated. My mother would have been five years old that year.

Any ideas on the occasion?

8 thoughts on “Says Sweet 16 in the Year 1917

  1. Great picture, I can picture someone sitting down 104 years ago and dating this photo. You have a beautiful collection of old family photos. Thanks for sharing them .

  2. This is really an interesting photo. I am so curious now. We always enjoy your family photos.

  3. When I searched online for “sweet 16 year 1917 durand il”, this blog post was the first item that appeared! 🙂 Basketball tournament? Friend of the family’s birthday?

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