My dad (top left in 1955) and bottom right in 1971( I took that photo, christmas morning with my new camera, he knew thats what all I wanted, bless him) .
His dad (my gandpa) top right (banjo) in 1943 and bottom left in 1963. He sparred with Benny Lynch.
I grew up listening to that banjo. I was supposed to inherit the banjo, but it went instead to my uncle Bill Hale, as he was a folk musician and this was a four string folk/jazz banjo, a tenor banjo. I think the banjo is still in the Hale family.