Julia Lavinia Moody Pierce (1886-1965) (back left) poses with four of her nine children (l. to r.): Raymond Lamont Pierce (1923-1981), Beatrice Valara Pierce (1921-1993), Velma Moree Pierce (1913-1993) and Wilson Taft "W.T" Pierce (1910-1983).
Judging from everyone's apparent ages, this photo was taken around 1930.
Either everyone dressed up to have this picture taken or perhaps the family had just come home from church or from another event. The photo appears to have been taken in front of the Pierce farm house in Wilmer, Alabama.
Did your ancestors have a ritual about dressing up for photos at certain times of the year, such as Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas?