Another negative from the Dearing family collection — unfortunately, we don’t know who the individuals were, but evidently they were pals! Probably the photograph was taken somewhere in the Chatham/Pittsylvania County area; if anyone recognizes the youths, please comment.
Someone (presumably Mr. Dearing) wrote on the bottom of the negative; when I scanned it and made a negative of the negative (does that make sense?), the word appeared in white.
From the Dearing family collection, courtesy the Virginia/North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society, Danville, Virginia.