Who is that debonair gentleman wearing the straw hat? He is James Lawrence Adams of Chicago, Illinois. His daughter, Charlotte Jane, is the only remaining person who knew him personally.
Charlotte recalls that her father was always impeccably well dressed. He was a fanatic about shining his shoes. Charlotte never saw her father sitting around in old clothes. He wore a suit daily. The straw hat was part of his summer attire. This type of hat wear was popular in the 1930s.