Who took these photos?
My dad mentioned that one of the guys in his unit was an aerial photographer. There are several large original aerial prints in his album. The quality of the B&W film & the camera shots are so good that I think that his photographer buddy probably took them.
I rephotographed the originals with my iPhone; edited them in Snapseed on my phone; sent them by email to my laptop; saved each one into iPhoto; edited each one again for cropping, clarity & sharpness; then, posted all of them to my blog.
My dad's photography buddy would be amazed at the technology we have today. No film. No developing. Non-destructive editing in our phones. Immediate sharing on social media with custom privacy controls.
The album below is a black lacquered padded cover with in-laid Mother-of-Pearl and embossed gold paint. It is bound with silk braid. The beautiful iridescent liner paper changes color depending on the light. Each page is black archival quality, and each photo is secured on black corner mounts. This book was probably a gift to my dad from the photographer.
|The cover of my dad's photo album|
|Liner page from my dad's photo album|
The paper is actually cream color & more like the white side
|Rey Jones_nicknamed "Nines"_17 years old|
|The base where he was stationed|
|372nd Bomb SQON|
Click HERE for more info on the 372nd Bombardment Squadron
|Sitting on the tail of a B-29 Superfortress|
|At work_giant caliber ammo|
|Working on a bomber|
|Loading a machine gun into a turret|
|In his bunk|
|Reading at night (before the Computer Age)|
|Great selfie (before smart phones) & a girly photo|
|Lookin' all GQ with his squadron buddy|
|"Far East Air Force" (FEAF) HQ|
Check out the old cars!
My dad is on the right, one of the 3 guys walking out of the building.
|There are 2 shots of this tree, so it must be a well known monument.|
We saw a banyan tree like this in Hana, Maui
|A spectacular park|
Love the white goose overhead
|A street trolley c. 1952|
|Family day at the park|
Love the pelican fountains!
|A young mother & her sweet kids|
I want to snuggle them
|Darling Korean girl|
|Back yard clothesline|
love the flowers in her hair
Have a peaceful Memorial Day