I love the hat. Would that be a fedora?
It is wonderful to find historically interesting pictures in the family albums.
Atlanta Georgia circa 1920. Men--left to right--Pres. Charles A. Callis, Elder George Albert Smith, Elder Joseph Fielding Smith.
My grandparents met while serving missions for the LDS church in Georgia. I'm not sure which grandparent took this picture. I think it was my grandfather. Charles A. Callis was the mission president for the Southern States. George Albert Smith and Joseph Fielding Smith were both general authorities in the Mormon church--George Albert Smith would be come prophet and President of the church in 1945. Joseph Fielding Smith would become prophet and president in 1970.
One of the projects I had when I moved here was to scan and catalog many of the old photos in this house. That project is coming along slowly. As a child (and still as an adult) I love old family pictures and I am constantly asking questions and wanting to know more. This was in with my maternal grandfather's papers and photos.
One of my areas of training is in photo restoration--the old fashioned way by hand. I'm not too bad correcting aging (etc...) with photo shop. This image is as-is from the scanner. It didn't need much, anyways. I am only taking time to do restoration on the images I want to blow up or print for myself. I shared this on facebook and it was shared six times that I know of--very few people give credit. This is not my photo, it belongs to my dad. I feel these old photos are meant to be shared, but I'm not going to put a lot of time into them just to have people take them and take credit for them.
My day did improve yesterday and today is a new day. I did feel all of the positive thoughts, prayers,and hugs coming from my friends here. Thank you.
AtlantaGeorgiaMormon ChurchCharles A. CallisGeorge Albert SmithJoseph Fielding GrantSouthern States Mission