Easter 1942 was a very important day to Ralph and Virginia Appel. It fell on April 5th that year. There first son David had been born a few months earlier in February and Easter was the day that he was to be Christened. The picture shows David being held by Virginia. To the left is Ralph and Antoinette Appel, Ralph's parents and to the right at Anthony and Lena Pointer, Virginia's parents. The christening would have taken place at Cote Brilliant Church 4673 Labadie Avenue (at Marcus) in north St. Louis. The picture was taken in front of their home, a flat on Elmbank.