MM – Picture day, Dad

Today would have been my father’s eighty-eighth birthday, had we not lost him in 2001 to the horrific disease that is Alzheimer’s. In my attempts to organize the many boxes of family photos, I’ve discovered some of his old black and white snaps. Unfortunately, I don’t have any information about the pictures, other than what they show. Double unfortunately, I know he had tons of pictures like these, but I get the sneaking suspicion they were lost in a basement flood back in 2004. However, I’m happy I can share a least a few of his beautiful shots.

Before I do, once again, I want to take a moment and direct you to some of my favorite professional, semi-professional, and talented amateur photographers. I’m posting these every Monday in May, in honor of National Photography Month.

Here they are, in no particular order –

Nicole Dahlmer

Nicole Dahlmer on Flickr

Roxie J. Harris Zwicker

Roxie J. Harris Zwicker on Instagram

Kelly Byrne

Kelly Byrne Photo on Facebook

Elly. J. Gorton

Elly. J. Gorton Photography on Facebook

Staci Layne Wilson

Staci Layne Wilson on Instagram

Joe Martin

Joe Martin Photography on Facebook
Joe Martin Photography on Instagram
Official website of Joe Martin Photography

Jade Beall

Jade Beall Photography on Facebook
Official website of Jade Beall Photography
A Beautiful Body Project by Jade Beall

Ken Haugen

Ken Haugen on SmugMug

Mike Neal

Official website of Neal Studios
Mike Neal on Twitter
Mike Neal – Neal Studios on Artist Websites
Neal Studios on Redbubble

Now, a selection of photographs by William J. Cavanaugh Jr. –

Fisherman 1
Fisherman 1
Fisherman 2
Fisherman 2
Fisherman 3
Fisherman 3
Dog path
Dog path
Motif #1, Rockport MA
Motif #1, Rockport MA
Scenic
Scenic
Still life
Still life

Last, but not least, the man himself –

Dad the photog, September 1968
Dad the photog, September 1968

15 comments

  1. Lovely snaps! (I especially like the still life.)

    Basement floods are the pits, particularly when they rob us of family history. We’re still lamenting the books Fred lost in a basement flood over ten years ago…

  2. It’s such a lovely idea to share some of your dad’s photography with us. I really like his snaps ❀ the dog path one is especially beautiful. Thinking of you and your family on this special but difficult day xx

  3. Today is my daughter, Tahnee’s 29th birthday so it is a special day for me also. I am also saddened by photos that have no identification. The little vintage shop that I work at gets old photos all the time. The ones that especially sadden me are the really old studio portraits because I know that way back then, having a portrait done was a very special occurrence and now these people are now lost to history. Did nobody in this person’s family want the picture of crazy aunt Gertrude?

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