A few weeks ago, Su Leslie over at Shaking the Tree, posted a photo of Isabella in uniform. I commented that I had similar photos of my 2nd great grandmother, Alice, and her daughter, Vera, and that I would check the backs of the photos to see if there was more information. Well… it appears I had mixed up a few images in my mind.
The photos I have of Alice & Vera are clearly not women in military uniform but rather flight gear. Leon & Frank, two of Alice’s sons, however are in some sort of uniform. I suppose since it’s all the same family that explains my lapse in memory.
The photos of Alice & Vera were probably taken sometime in the mid 20s to 1930. My great grandfather Frank owned a small private plane at this time and that might explain why they had photos taken in these outfits.
The photo of Leon & Frank has the following written on the back: Leon & Frank, “Cadets”, Lynn Valley. There is no date, I would guess the photo was taken around 1910. Lynn Valley is in British Columbia, Canada. I am curious about what type of “Cadets” they were. Their father worked for the Forest Service, I wonder if there is some sort of connection?