The most recent roll that I scanned had an image that helped me better tell when it was taken and also made me feel more connected to that time.
As I was editing this photo I noticed that there was a Blue Star Flag in the entrance of the house. You will probably need to click for the larger size to be able to see it. The Flag is to the left above the soldier's head. I remember hearing about these from my grandmother, however I had never seen one. There also is a Gold Star Flag for families who lost a member in the war. Unfortunately my grandmother became eligible to display both flags. The Blue Star Flag is a flag that families with members in the military can display. There is one star for each family member in the service. Although this started during World War I and continues to this day it was most frequently done during during World War II. The movement to display these flags was started by the Blue Star Mothers of America. This group first organized in March of 1942. So my speculation is that while it is possible that a Blue Star Flag might be displayed at a later date it is most likely that it was displayed during WWII. So that would date this picture from somewhere between 1942 and 1945. The climbing rose in the picture may indicate that the picture was taken in early summer probably June. At least that is when most of the climbing roses grown at that time tended to bloom.
Lastly, there is this photo from some that I had uploaded earlier. While this man resembles the man in the earlier photos, he does look older to me. I am wondering if this is a brother represented in the other blue star? Although the service ribbons that aren't present in the other pictures could just mean this is a later picture of the same man after the experience of war had aged him more quickly than I would have expected to occur within the likely time frame for these pictures.
Hopefully one day I may be able to find out more about these pictures instead of speculating about them. To me it is a wonder that these negatives have survived for around 70 years. I wonder how many of our digital photos will still be around in that many years. One difference with these negatives and film found in cameras is that I am pretty sure that the people in these pictures saw and may still have prints made from these negatives. In most of the film containers there is a little piece of paper with negative numbers that indicates a certain number of prints were made.
The entire gallery is here.