Dad, 1943

Paul pentax1941 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 15:42:23 EST 2014


Excellent portrait...and what a great family treasure!

-p

On 11/11/2014 1:26 PM, Paul Stenquist wrote:
> This picture was taken by a U.S. Army Air Forces photographer at Turner Field, Georgia in 1943. My dad was a photographer at that base and a fellow worker shot this pic of him on 8x10 film. I have an original contact print on fiber paper. It’s in good shape with just a few cracks and specs here and there. I had tried scanning it once before but was unhappy with the results so I did it again today. It has a broad tonal range so it’s a bit tricky. Much happier with this scan.
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> Dad was the kindest man I’ve ever known. Fortunately, he was too old for combat in 1943 so he worked as a photographer, first at Turner Field and later at the Pentagon. He probably wouldn’t have mad a very good killer, but he was an excellent photographer and artist. While at Turner Field he painted a huge mural in the chapel. His murals once decorated a number of Chicago residences and buildings, including the lobby of the long-ago-demolished Edgewater Beach Hotel.
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> http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=17903100&size=lg
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