I am using this theme to post my mystery photos in hopes that someday I’ll be able to solve them.
This is a photo of four men. It appears to have been taken in a photography studio but there was no imprint on the photo nor was there a frame or holder. I believe my grandfather, Candido (Condy) Furlani is the third man fro the left. I think the first man on the left is my great uncle, Leon or Leo Bianchi. I don’t know the identities of the other two men. All probably lived in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
I don’t know whether they are dressed in their work clothes or their best clothes. I have seen pictures of miners going to work wearing similar overcoats and caps, but the shoes they are wearing in this photo are not work boots but they appear scuffed so they may be work shoes.
The photo may have been taken in the late 1910s or early 1920s. My grandfather’s face looks heavier here than in his 1911 wedding photo. Condy died 18 February 1938 of pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 49. Leon died 14 December 1949, also of pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 58. Leon was two years younger than Condy.
If possible, I would like to firm up the identifications, so I am open to any information or corrections concerning this photo.