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?

My Grandmother and Great Aunt c.1917

But who is in the middle? A neighbor, relative? Their grandmother? Not their mother.

I wish I knew. Maybe my cousins will be able to identify.

On the left my Aunt Edna and on the right her sister Charlotte, my maternal grandmother. The woman between is unidentified.

Durand Illinois c.1917