From the Saint Albans Museum:

Here’s a scene you probably would not see today because if you look closely in one of these photographs two members of this group scene are brandishing handguns!1934 Drama Club

These are some of the Drama Club members standing in the foyer of what is most likely the Bellevue Theater on North Main Street. They were the players in a production called “Gold in the Hills” or “The Dead Sister’s Secret” in 1934.

We are not completely sure of the identities as they are not listed on the back, but they may be; left to right: Dr. E. A. Desautels, James T. Walsh, Ed Royce, Eleanor Manahan, Frederick W. Potter (boy), Betty Brooks?

The small group includes James Walsh, Marjorie Prouty and Ed Royce.

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