The writing on the back of this photograph reads "Aunt Boss's birthday". Aunt Boss was Sarah Elizabeth Conway Dawson (1867-1957) and if this was at her home, the party would would have been in Cocke County, TN. I believe the woman pictured is Aunt Boss's niece, Selma Sawyer. This probably was a milestone birthday, leading me to think this was taken in 1947 (too many sweets for 1942 and WW II rationing).
East Tennessee birthday party, Photograph, date unknown. Digital Image. Privately held by Nolichucky Roots [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], 1997.