The third son of Isaac Spencer “Ike” LILLIE and Florence ROYALTY, Raymond Egbert LILLIE (1904-1970) was featured last week in #48 Raymond Egbert “Splitty” LILLIE (1904-1970) and earlier with his brother Roy and Uncle George in #45 Three LILLIE Men.
Splitty’s Band may be a bit misleading as a title. This group photo, of a band, has “Raymond E. Lillie” written on the back. Which of the band members Raymond was is not listed nor who the other members of the troupe were. This is not dated and the location isn’t noted. Is it in Pope County, Illinois, where Raymond grew up, or in Detroit, Michigan, were he was seen in 1930 and 1940, or perhaps in Massac County, Illinois, where his father died? Raymond worked for the railroad and may have gotten around a lot.
My guess is front row, kneeling, second from right. Or standing far right? Anyone else what to take a guess? For comparison here is a head shot without hat from one of the photos of Raymond in 1930 shared in the previous post.
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