Harold Bateman Roberts and Laura Mae White were married on June 21, 1939.
Harold was born, I believe, Dec. 19, 1906. Laura graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California in 1936. This would make Harold around 33 and Laura around 20 when they married.
I never knew these people.
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Witzel, a Hollywood photographer, was the same photographer, but I'm guessing it might have been someone from his studio.
Before being married, Harold had spent many years traveling on various adventures in the U.S. Coast Guard. Specifically, he'd been to Alaska on the USS Northland multiple times.
All of this was purchased several years ago at an estate sale at the Roberts' home. I do not know which of them had most recently passed. In fact I do not know if they were even still together.
At the sale I purchased many photographs, a photo album that contained photos of Harold and various friends before his marriage, and a scrapbook named "Harold & Lolly." I'm still disgusted with myself for not buying his Alaskan adventure album. It was several hundred dollars and they did try to convince me to buy it. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! I will always be sorry I didn't. There was an entire office filled with his memorabilia, including a lot of old movies he'd shot in Alaska. I was told there was someone coming from Hollywood to purchase the movies.
Below are a few more newspaper clippings from their scrapbook. And you can click on the labels (Roberts) or do a search of this blog (top left corner of blog) to find more photos of both Harold and Lolly that I have posted over the years.
Below are two handmade cards that are also in the scrapbook. No idea who made them.
If anyone ever finds anything about Laura Mae White Roberts or Harold Bateman Roberts I'd love to hear about it.
For now, they'll always be a mystery in which I know just enough to make me even more curious.
This is my last August submission for this month's them on Sepia Saturday.