Saturday, June 5, 2010
Sepia Saturday #26
I found another photo of my Uncle Kenny. He always looks so cool in his photos. He really was around way before James Dean. That farm that this is taken at is a familiar background to a lot of my photos of that era. I don't know where it is but I will ask my Uncle when I see him. He is 93 years old now and lives in Murray, Iowa. The place looks a lot junky and they were poor even though they have automobiles. I don't have any way to date this photo but I bet car people can date the car for me.
I keep finding photos for the first time in my life and it is exciting. I am the young one in this photo. My mom lost a child right after I was born, so photos of me were very few and far between. I bet there are a dozen in existence and all of them are blurry. The photo says that it was taken at the Ray Woods farm. I cleared up the photo a little with photoshop so the two guys on the right look better than the original. I didn't come out of the fog.
By my age in the photo I am assuming this is 1951. I was born in March of 1950 and this looks like a year later. It is taken on the farm where my Dad was renting the land. If it is 1951 that makes the first guy, Ron, in the hat, at the age of 10. My brother Rex is probably 9 who is holding me. My brother Dwight would be 4 in this picture.
My mom liked to tell the story that since my folks were share cropping to pay their rent. The landowners Ray Woods and wife said that Larry was also half their boy too.
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