One example is the undated photo of “a large group of unknown men, women and children standing in front of a barn by the side of the road.” Depicted are about forty people -- women in long dresses, barefoot children, men sporting suspenders -- standing in a single line the length of a dirt road, all facing the photographer. Who are they? Where are they? And why are they lining the road in a single line? With or without identification, Mr. Warner’s photos leave a lot to the imagination.
Some photos identify certain individuals but not others. One example is a mini-collection of four photos of “the Hughes family” in which Elijah, Daniel, Walter and Samuel Hughes are identified, but the two women and the two children in the photos are not.