Tea with the Rector and his wife

Rectory Tea: On the lawn behind St. Mary's Parish Church at Burton Bradstock, in April 1944. The hosts are Rev and Mrs. Arthur Dittmer and their white-pawed tabby cat. Their United States Army guests are Lieutenant S.M. Weitzner of Ridgewood, New York, and Major E.M. Beebe of Burlington, Vermont. The latter was the manager of the telephone company in Burlington. The detail in these captions makes it clear that they were intended for a trans-Atlantic audience.