Though the photographer and exact year are unknown, this pair of rare family photos date from the early 1950s and depict the Seattle Rattennes (of which there are no more) in attendance at a family gathering. Depicted here are both second and third generation Rattenne's (your author is fourth generation, with second cousins that now represent a fifth).
According to Mike Rattenne III (of Gardner, Kansas) who was in attendance, the people in this photo are (left to right):
During the same day Mike III climbs a tree during a little horseplay (right). (click on the inset photo to enlarge)
The location of the photo
is probably Paul's house or possibly Aunt Selena's.
(Comments or corrections email Ken Rattenne at:firstname.lastname@example.org)