Misses Eugenia Dunbar: Shorpy comment of the day June 05 2009
"Do ducks swim? Misses Eugenia Dunbar and Mary Moose.""Olivia Eugenia 'Gena' Dunbar was born in Augusta, Georgia, on March 25, 1909, to William M. Dunbar Jr. and Carrie Eugenia Johnson. Gena was the first of six children (three boys and three girls), none of whom are living now. She turned 18 just one month before the photo was taken. . . . In the mid-1920s, Gena's parents had temporarily settled in Washington, D.C., where William was working as a Maxwell House coffee salesman. Gena's nephew, Edward H. Dunbar Jr., says, 'I was told that part of his job was the introduction of an 'instant' coffee product ... an endeavor which did not meet with success at that time . . .' "