Seven brothers......handsome too......all gone now....

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Duncan brothers

Several years  ago my husband's mother was shopping in a flea market or a discount store and saw a lot of cheaply framed photos of people and things.  She did a double take when she saw this picture. She bought copies for all of her children.  I treasure it.

It was a copy of a photograph of her husband's father when he was a young man.....with his 6 brothers!  They were lined up on this board for a posed photograph and they were all so handsome.

They were all dressed basically alike also, just as young people today dress. 

 So if Searcy Arkansas folks are looking at this you're seeing the Duncan brothers, with my hasband Rodger's grandfather in the center.


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Anita Fuller

Love the picture.   I swear I can see the strong resemblance to Rodger's dad, Vernon.    What fun to find your family in a flea market!  I was once in an antique store in Searcy (many years ago) and saw a bedroom suite that had  belonged to my mother.  I didn't know she had sold it, so was a little bit startled to see "my" furniture displayed.      

All the Duncan brothers were handsome.  (as in "All the Brothers Were Valiant".....)   does anyone recognize that?  



Anita Fuller

Mar 04, 2009 04:33 PM #1
Zane Coffin
Century-21 Homestar - Geneva, OH
(Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent)

Barbara that is just way to cool to find something like that ...peace zane

Mar 04, 2009 05:37 PM #2
James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move

What ever happened to people dressing up nice?

Mar 04, 2009 06:30 PM #3
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

What are the odds that first, your mother-in-law would be at that flea market when that photo was there, that secondly, she would see it and third, that she would recognize her husband's father?  It is an incredible story and a fun photo!

Mar 04, 2009 06:50 PM #4
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR

Anita, aren't they handsome guys.  There must have been some special things about having large families like folks used to have. 

Zane, I'm glad you liked the picture.

James, the clothing they had on looks like the wrinkled type that today's folks want.

Paula, thanks.  I agree with your observations.


Mar 04, 2009 08:24 PM #5
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Wow! What a surprise that must have been for her, and for the whole family! Very cool, Barbara, and yes, a very handsome group of gentlemen!


Mar 04, 2009 09:23 PM #6
Joshua & Kathy Schmidt
ERA Henley Real Estate - Cabot, AR


     Great picture!  Sometimes it amazes me what you can find at flea markets and yard sales.  I once bought a picture for $40 bucks that appraised around $600.  Great looking picture, gave it to my wifes Grandma.

Mar 04, 2009 11:51 PM #7
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Barbara:  What a great picture.  So, tell me.  Does this picture of the Duncan Brothers, complete with Rodger's grandfather in the middle, make all of Searcy related to you ?  If not, you probably don't miss by much.  Thanks for sharing.

Mar 05, 2009 02:00 AM #8
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Evanston & Northshore of Chicago real estate

It's clear from the photo... that suits were standard wear of the time... you can tell that these suits have been worn many, many times... without being pressed or dry-cleaned (did that even exist back then?)... and they were probably wool suits.  (and not that lovely Italian Summer wool we're used to today... Worsted Wool... hot, hot, hot.)

Nice image

Mar 05, 2009 07:59 AM #9
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector


It seems like things are always popping up to let us know how short a time we really have here.

Mar 05, 2009 08:55 AM #10
Larry DeGroat
Realty Professionals, Inc. - Searcy, AR
ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy

I bet that wasa shocker!  I have always liked wearing suits but we are a casual society now.  I think Ed in your office is a sharp dresser!

Mar 05, 2009 09:56 AM #11
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR

Debi, I love the picture and am glad you appreciate it too.

Josh and Kathy, I bought a picture (painting) at an auction for about $30 and sold it on ebay for about $600!  I didn't even like the picture very much and bought it in with other stuff.  Those are happy experiences!

Karen Anne, these guys lived in the country probably about 10 miles or so out so they didn't get into town very much.  Strangely enough, there are not that many relatives to my husband that we know of.  I grew up in Georgia so I have none.  His grandfather, the middle one, had several kids and they have all died except one, including my pa-in-law.

Steven, that is a sad but so true statement.  Looking at those young faces makes me remember how fleeting youth is.  : (

Larry, Ed is sharp.  I need to blog that buddy!

Mar 05, 2009 03:21 PM #12
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

You're right. Those guys are really cute!!!! I noticed they all wear their hats differently.

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Mar 05, 2009 03:36 PM #13
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR

What would be the kid's description today?   They're "hot?"  I really don't like that term though!

Mar 05, 2009 04:53 PM #14
RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR - Searcy, AR


How ironic that she would find that photo!  That is why I love flea markets, you never know what you will find.  They were all handsome.

Mar 06, 2009 07:45 AM #15
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR

Mary, it is strange to go into a store and find your relatives photos.  I always feel bad in antique stores when I see family pictures piled up.  They should be treasured not thrown away.  : (

Mar 06, 2009 07:18 PM #16
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!

This is such a good group.  Glad to be a part of it.

Ginger Harper of Southport NC

Mar 09, 2009 11:02 AM #17
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