Latours 30's & 40's
Photos of the family of Arthur Latour and his wife Sophia Sylvester Latour from 1931 to 1947. Each photo was restored in August 2020.
Left to right in front of fountain: Giles Deshotels, Jr. (possibly), Lillian, Stella, Sophia. Likely taken at Manitou Springs, Colorado. July 1931.
Sophia Latour, Lillian and Austin Sylvester. Colorado, July 1931.
Unidentified girl on the back porch of the Arthur and Sophia Latour family home, probably late 1939 or early 1940.
Sophia (Sophie) Sylvester Latour in front of the Latour home, 1940s.
Anna Belle Latour in her high school graduation cap and gown, May 26, 1940.
Leona Latour with the first seven of her nine children Back row: Beverly, Buddy (Arthur Louis), Leona Borg Latour, Genevieve Front row: Audrey, Norma, Leona Mary, Geraldine (Pee Wee). 1942.
Back row: Beverly, Buddy (Arthur Louis), Leona Borg Latour, Genevieve Front row: Audrey, Norma, Leona Mary, Geraldine (Pee Wee). 1942.
Buddy Latour, son of Gerald and Leona Latour. Buddy was probably a year old here. Late 1941-early 1942.
Sophia and Arthur Latour on the side of their home. 1943.
Sophia and Arthur Latour on front steps of the Latour home. 1943.
Sophia and Arthur Latour, son Ashton, granddaughter Beverly, daughter Bernice and her husband John Benoit, on the front steps of the Latour home. 1943.
Sophia and Arthur Latour, Ashton, Anna Belle (famous for her fur coat), son-in-law John Benoit, and granddaughter Beverly. On front steps of the Latour home. 1943.
Bernice and John Benoit on the front steps of the Latour home. 1943.
Ashton, John, Bernice, Beverly, Sophia, and Arthur. 1943.
Genevieve, John, Sophia, Bernice. 1943.
Anna Belle in her mink coat standing by the bird bath on the lawn of the Latour home. 1943.
Genevieve, John, Anna Belle. 1943.
Back row: Ashton and Anna Belle Latour, John Benoit, Gerald Latour. Middle row: Norma and Genevieve (Genny). Front row: Geraldine (Jerry/Gerry/Pee Wee), Leona Mary, Audry, Beverly holding Buddy, Arthur Latour. Anna Belle was also called “Sister."
Jerry (Geraldine), Genny (Geneieve), Norma and Beverly, daughters of Gerald and Leona Latour. On front steps of the Latour home,1943.
Buddy and his grandfather Arthur Latour. 1943.
Buddy. 1943. “Choke” was his Uncle Curtis Latour’s nickname. Raymond and Curtis were brothers.
Bernice. Paris, Texas. 1943.
Anna Belle in shorts and heels on front steps of the Latour home.
Anna Belle on the front steps of the Latour home. Probably 1943.
Anna Belle on the side steps of the Latour home. Probably 1943.
Raymond Latour and nieces Madeline and Sybil (daughters of Gerald and Leona Latour and Earle and Linda Latour, respectively). Front steps of the Latour home. The names are in Iris Latour’s handwriting. Ville Platte, Nov. 18, 1945.
Front steps of Latour home. Unknown girl sitting on steps, unknown girl standing, Sybil, Madeline. Nov. 18, 1945.
Audrey Latour in her Confirmation dress, holding her Confirmation candle. Spring 1946.
Audrey in her Confirmation dress with Elaine. Spring 1946.
Audrey in her Confirmation dress, with other children. Spring 1946.
Cousins Sybil and Madeline with their grandfather Arthur Latour. 1946.
Buddy, almost 6 years old. Early 1947.
Buddy doing a summersault. Around March 1947.
Tim Latour, about 14 months old, son of Earle and Linda Latour, on the screened front porch at the Latour home. March 1947.
Iris Mary Latour, about 6 months old, daughter of Raymond and Iris Spencer Latour. In high chair used by Iris and Raymond’s children and grandchildren. July 1947.
Digital colorization, August 2020.
Gladys Veillon, a family friend, on front steps of the Latour home. In the closeup, Anna Belle can be seen behind the screen door. 1948.
August 2020 Restoration: Before and After Close-ups
Latour – Zeutenhorst Photographic Restorations