Dad, 1943

Mark C pdml-mark at charter.net
Thu Nov 13 14:05:22 EST 2014


Excellent portrait, Paul - very apropos for veterans day as well.

Mark

On 11/11/2014 2:26 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.
>
> 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.
>
> http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=17903100&size=lg
>
>
>


---
This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active.
http://www.avast.com




More information about the PDML mailing list