Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dad’s Photos #18

My finely crafted blog schedule is, in a word, discombobulated! The last two days have been very busy, & I’ve had no time for writing, so the usual Guitarists We Like installment will be posted tomorrow (I hope!). However, there will be music later on today from a very likable guitarist (& singer & dulcimer player & baritone uker), so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, here are some of my father’s photos for your enjoyment—more images from his camp in Athens, VT where he lived during the winter of 1939-1940. These images are noteworthy because they include the first images of my mother; also, on a “technical” level, some of these images are printed on 4 x 6 photo paper, the only photos in the album reproduced at that size.

Hope you enjoy them!

Woodard’s Steers

Even “they” thought I was nuts

“Beginning” - 1939-1940

“On the Trail”

“Down but not out” – Woodard’s Pasture


Home for the day – (Got the Bacon)


Tired or just lazy??

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  1. I'm not sure why, but vintage snow pictures are just magical! Loved these, John.

    Is he standing in that last pic? Wow, that is some DEEP snow!!

  2. Hi Willow: I think that's my mom in the last pic--& she's sitting down--tho snow can get that high in that part of Vermont! Glad you enjoyed these pix!

  3. There is something about the photo entitled "wilderness" which just grabs your attention. He was quite a photographer your father.

  4. Hi Alan:

    I completely with you on the shot "Wilderness"--I think that's a remarkable photo. Thanks!

  5. Hi Jacqueline: Yes, she looks very happy in those photos!

  6. I enjoyed--'speically liked seeing your mom looking so stylish in her ski wear. I agree, the "wilderness" shot is great--well exposed and composed. And in digital reproduction, you can still tell it has that texture you get only in film. Long live Kodak! (and Fuju Neopan, my personal favorite)

  7. Hi Lana: Yes, mom did look pretty stylish in those shots, especially the first one. & that's a good point about the textures, especially in the "Wilderness" shot! Thanks.


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