Photo shows the group at Leach's home in Delaware. Identification on verso (handwritten): "This belongs to Ethel P. Leach. Photograph taken by Orville Houghton Peets who is reflected in mirror. On parlor mantel - pictures of Emma Amelia Closey (my grandmother), wedding picture of Dale and Joy on right. Frederica, Delaware, Xmas, 1944 Left to right: Blanche Virdeu Anderson, Rose Virdeu Anderson Böving, Bent Giede Böving, John Hall Anderson (impersonating Santa Claus), Mabel Catherine Heller Anderson, Lois Gamash (wife of Dr. James Francis Anderson), Amelie Closey, Anderson Sloan, Samuel Morris Sloan of "Pinewater" Prideau River Hundred near Angola, Delaware, Ethel Pennewell Brown Leach, William Leach, Jim was in England 8th Air Force HQ Intelligence (He was made Captain at the close of the War), Daniel Virdeau Anderson, Joy (Virginia Grubbs) in Foreign Service stationed at"
Ethel Leach and friends at Christmas, 1944 Dec. 25 / Orville Houghton Peets, photographer. Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560