April 26, 2015 - In the original version of this post I had recorded the aunt as Madelyn Ann McDonald. After family viewed the photograph - a consensus was reached that the aunt shown in the photo is Madelyn Ann McDonald's sister Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald. In old photographs Madelyn Ann and Dorothy Elizabeth often resemble each other.
Murosky siblings Barbara Jean and James Arthur Murosky photographed with their aunt Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald.
The age of the younger children and the winter clothing can be used to estimate the date of the photograph. Barbara Jean was probably around a year old when the photograph was taken. That would indicate the photograph was likely taken between 1944 to 1945 in late fall or early spring.
James Arthur would have been 2 to 3 years old when the photograph was taken.Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald would have been 10 to 11 years old in that time frame.
The location of the photograph is unknown but it was most likely taken in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania where both families lived.
Madelyn Ann McDonald and Dorothy Elizabeth McDonald are my great aunt. They are the sisters of Mary Eugenia McDonald my paternal grandmother. James Arthur Murosky and Barbara Jean Murosky are my aunt and uncle.