In addition to unidentified photos, the historical society also receives photos of people who are identified, but whose connection to Decatur County is not known.
This portrait was taken at Aultman Studio in Greensburg.
Written on the back: “Dickie Smith - April 12, 1932.”
There is no Dickie Smith living in Decatur County in the 1930 census, but there is a Richard A. Smith living in nearby Rushville, the son of Artie and Lois Smith. Artie reported that he was a hotel proprietor in Rushville, Indiana. He was also a World War I veteran. Artie and Lois had two children: Mary Louise, born in 1920, and Richard A., born in 1924. In 1940, this family shows up in Montgomery, Indiana (Scott County), where Artie was a farmer.
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