Click on image to enlarge. From Left to Right:
Margo, front row, left, 1921
Carthage, Missouri, 1921. Back Row: Clarence Hoff (father), Ellen Hayes, Ada Hayes Hoff (mother), Ray & Forrest Hayes. Front Row: Margo Hoff, Robert Hoff (brother), Clatie Hayes Lanham, Frances Hoff (sister). Seated: Rachel Hayes (maternal grandmother).
Margo's maternal grandmother Rachel Hoff; she reportedly liked to sit rocking on the front porch while smoking a corncob pipe. Margo spent childhood summers with her grandparents in Missouri.
Back of photo reads: "Athletes: Margo & Frances Hoff" (sisters)
Margo and Gilbert Hoff (brother)
Art Class; the back of the second photo reads: "Giulia Von der Lancken, Central HS. 27" [Tulsa Central High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1927]; elsewhere the art teacher's name is given as Giulietta Van der Lanken; Margo studied with this teacher at Tulsa Central High School and later said (as told to Elizabeth "Betts" Brown), "I met people, teachers first who understood me... Grade school and then high school. And they even sent me notes at home, wrote me notes to tell me things... Frank … [and] Giulietta Van der Lanken.…And she gave me a room to paint the wall .. whatever I wanted to paint and that was wonderful…" (To read more of Ms. Brown's fascinating oral history with Margo Hoff, go to the MargoHoff.com homepage, and under Categories, click on "The Memorial"—and scroll down to Ms. Brown's remarks.)
[Note: A Giulia Von Der Lancken (also a Frank Von Der Lancken) exhibited at The Memorial Art Gallery, as recorded in a publication titled The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, dated February 1917.]