Archie James joins the Barber family when big sister Emily is three, first cousin once removed to Leoria Carolyn Wilbur (2nd), my grandmother.
A Binghamton newspaper photo of 1905 likely includes Emily and him. Fortunately for us, a reporter lives in the neighborhood since published photographs of children’s activities are rare at that time. Shown are the Berlin Street party goers late in August. One squinting little boy, with a jazzy black bow, appears to be Archie’s age. Imagine preparing a wiggling child for this outing in all these clothes while keeping him still long enough to tie that scarf.