1982 Dodge Aires
And so today:
As a kid I remember men going around with a goat wagon, pony or a pony and wagon. The walked the streets mostly in the summer while kids were out playing. These guys were pretty good photographers in their own right. I remember them setting up the camera dong some mysterious adjustments, then saying ‘hold still,’ and then they removed a can from a lenses and counted a few seconds and put it back over the lens.
These guys were ‘Entrepreneurs’ traveling people who kept their word. They were paid in advance. The pictures were delivered after they were developed. I have often wondered if they had a portable dark room to print the black and white film.
Here is Sherry & her brother Johnny and picture from 1942. There must be one of me or Shirley somewhere! These Entrepreneurs looked to the future, and today it is appreciated.
I remember Rick posting a picture of him on a pony from a traveling photographer.
Rick himself has that ‘photographer’s mind’. It stuck out in my mind when he mentioned once at a family occasion, working to get the family together and saying, you may be frustrated at me now, but in the future you will appreciate it. I am sure some were happy later.
I hold two pictures dear that someone sorta insisted we get closer and include every one. This one from Utah when we all flew out. Carol, Ben & Corey's mom insisted on this:
And this one just after one of Sherece's Birthday parties in Gastonia:
I see pictures of Myra from the same vein that could have been from the same idea, or professionally shot as a kid.