|Both photos by John Holly Williams, LLF Library|
These are but two of several John Holly Williams photographs from the same occasion in Brookhaven on September 6, 1958. The photos were made for Dr. Elsie Hennington.
I recognize quite a few faces from the Brookhaven High School Class of 1961, making many of these young ladies approximately 15 and 16 years old -- all gussied up in pearls, heels, party dresses and hats. Note that many have on corsages, and white gloves are atop some purses in the foreground.
I am hopeful that one of the subjects (and she surely knows who she is) will email me and provide as many names as she can recall and perhaps enlighten me as to the occasion and the location. While I recognize many faces, I don't trust my memory to assign names, since I was just 5 when this photo was taken.
Others who may recognize these young ladies, please chime in either here or on Facebook.
Update: Dr. Elsie Barge Wilson Hennington was a piano teacher and accomplished musician. She attended Whitworth College, 1914-1915. Born in 1898, she died four years after this photo was taken, in December 1962. She lived in a big yellow home on Cherokee Street, but it is unclear at this time if that home is the location of this photo.