Salisbury School teacher seeking help with photo IDs

Salisbury School teacher Peter McEachern and his students are trying to identify the location, the year, the event and any people in the photo above as part of a local history project. Apparently they were in a show that included blackface performers. Photo submitted

SALISBURY  — When my wife, Danielle Mailer, and I purchased a small home on Farnam Road in Lakeville, we had no idea that we would find a cache of photos of previous owners of the home going back to the 1930s. This was the Fowlkes family, one of several black families who made a life here in this small, mostly white rural Connecticut town.

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