Working my way slowly through a treasure trove of negatives that recently arrived through the letter box from America, I found this wartime portrait of what I take to be a recently-enlisted father with his two young sons. A few thoughts about what I see in the photograph before I ask for your observations.
Could this be somewhere fairly rural? I notice the wooden houses in the background look rather delapidated. Is this the children's father or grandfather? I ask that because if you look at his face, he seems rather mature - but then most people looked older than their years way back then. I can't identify his uniform which seems well-worn and his shoes don't look very military.
The two boys wear matching clothes. Perhaps they are twins but there is a difference in height. However, this might be a distortion as they could be standing on a slope. I am guessing they are wearing romper suits, which are pretty striking - imagine them in yellow or red! The family home could be a pre-fabricated building and they could afford a telephone or are they electric wires. Finally, the tall metal frame which stands at an angle behind the small tree looks to be a child's swing. It has seen better day. Perhaps the original house had recently been replaced by this newer-looking home? Now, over to you!