Seated: Thomas Bennet Briggs, age 75. Left: Son, Ira Edelblute Briggs, age 51. Right: Grandson, Alton Brice Briggs, Sr. age 29. On lap: Alton Briggs Jr., age 19 months. This photo accompanied an article in the Altoona newspaper FOUR GENERATIONS IN BRIGGS FAMILY:
"Four generations are represented in the Briggs family in this city, the above photograph showing the group taken on the occasion of a recent reunion of the members of the family. In the picture are the great-grandfather, Thomas B. Briggs, aged 75, of 902 First avenue. The great-grandfather is holding Alton B. Briggs, jr., aged 19 months. The latter is a son of Alton B. Briggs, sr., aged 29, of 1927 First avenue. The grandfather, Ira E. Briggs, aged 51, of 1623 Fifth avenue, appears standing at the right of the picture. The great-grandfather is a retired employe of the Pennsy, making his home with a son Robert Briggs of this city. The grandfather is an engineer on the Pittsburgh division of the Pennsy. The father is a machinist in the Altoona shops. All in the group above are the oldest sons in their respective families. The little tot's mother, prior to her marriage was Miss Beatrice Raffensperger of this city."