These kids mesmerize me. Larry and I were looking at it online and mentioning details: it's a boy and his sister...he's wearing bib overalls....they just came in after playing outside....he's about 5, after his first haircut...Sears Roebuck chair?...she's maybe 2...they're not in a sod house (woodwork and wallpaper) so they're back in Minnesota...compare this boy's face with the boy in the store--it can't be Johnny Boy cuz he didn't have a younger sib.
I think it's Paul and Laura Hesch, (John & Ket's kids) about 1912.
This next photo is a REAL mystery. Sue said it's a Polaroid! She noted they became available in 1948, but would Buckman have had cutting edge technology? Naw....lol
Larry pointed out the odd size divisions on the shelves behind these guys...the poster on the wall in the foreground (steam tractors, I think)...the phone on the roll-top...roll of tubing below the poster (been there awhile, paper wrapping's all worn)...an Implement Business?
The man with the cigar looks to me like Charlie Brandl, but that's not the inside of Brandl Motors. It looks like the 1920's. Charlie was born in 1913. The men look like they're in their 40's, no? It could be a Polaroid taken of an existing family picture--possibly Charlie's dad, John? Could the man on the right be John Brandl's brother, Joe? If so, he was the man who signed all those WWI Draft cards...