OMG - I think I may be related to Ada Gray! My mother's family came from Pitcher, OK. Her father's name was WilliamT. Grey. Can the person who submitted the picture let me know if this sounds familiar?
Mary Ellen Grayberg
what is in his left hand and on his lap....something he was eating and had to stop, he is looking off to one side and they are looking straight ahead...I think someone was telling him to do something he did not agree with!!!
Probably more mystified than anything. We forget many people, especially kids, back then were unfamiliar with the camera and how it worked. The concept of "smile for the camera" was unknown.