|From the Don Jackson Collection, LFF Library|
This one is driving me crazy.
The man on the left looks like a youthful James Noble, Esq., and the man directly behind him looks so very familiar, but the name simply isn't coming to me -- although I am inclined to think it MAY be Henry Ware Hobbs, Esq.
While the detail isn't sharp enough for me to say definitively, I can only imagine that the man on the far right is wearing a seersucker suit. The spectator shoes and the Panama hat are so natty, I can hardly stand it!
My best guess is this was taken in the late 1940s, given the car models in the distance and the neckties.
If anyone recognizes any of these men, please leave word here or on my Facebook page.
UPDATE: We have a consensus: It is agreed that James Noble and Henry Ware Hobbs are the start of the L-R. The next in the L-R is a ? and Bill Perkins is holding the trash can and Milton Schesinger, owner of the Shirley Slipper Shop, is standing on the right of the receptacle.
Next in the L-R is ? and the natty dresser on the far right is Jewel Campbell, who owned Dixie Lumber Company and who served as mayor of Brookhaven 1950-52. Campbell also dabbled in real estate development in Brookhaven and Jackson, according to his daughter Sylvia.
Some have suggested that Honey Godbold is in this picture, but I am unable to recognize which of the two remaining candidates would step forward to make that claim. Additional help is needed in that regard!!