One more detour before we resume my grandfather’s memoirs. Here are a plethora of Rice family photos that I gathered on my Thanksgiving trip back to Manhattan, mostly in the Philippines, from the two decades before World War 2. My understanding is that my grandfather also had a farm out in the countryside in addition to the house he had in Manila itself (see first post from memoir), several pics of which are shown here. You should be able to click an image to see it enlarged with a caption (for the ones I provide a caption for; some have handwriting that’s self-explanatory).
Carl E. Rice, grandfather, 1881 age 4, taken in Clifton, Kansas
Carl E. Rice, 1907, aged 30
Anding, my great-grandmother (dad’s mom’s mother), date unknown; early 1900s possibly.
My great-grandmother Anding with my uncle Henry, 1928
My uncle Arthur (arrow) with his classmates, 1941
My grandparents with my uncles, 1928
My grandfather, right, in Vladivostok (Russia, but by then I think the Soviet Union), 1919
Carl E. Rice, 1922; age 45
Carl E. Rice, 1927; age 50
Carl E. Rice, circa 1932
Carl E. Rice, 1937
My father, James Rice, 1941, age 2
My grandmother (standing), with an unknown acquaintance, 1920s
Scan from my grandfather’s photo album of my grandmother, my dad (next to her) and his sisters. The caption to the left says that Mary (as he called her) was at the limit of her endurance by this point in 1944.
My uncles, Charlie and Henry, during the Japanese occupation in 1943
My grandmother with my uncles and aunt, 1937
My grandmother Maria (right) and who I am sure is my great-grandmother Anding, 1920s
Nena Collins, my grandfather’s ward after the death of her father, 1940
That is indeed the son and namesake of President Teddy Roosevelt (1901-1908), the son himself was an accomplished diplomat, seated next to my grandfather. The younger Roosevelt at the time of this photo in 1932 was Governor-General of the Philippines.