Wednesday

My 20-ish dad working on one of his early WPA murals, this one in Ft. Warren, Wyoming.
Amazing. I can't even imagine how such a young person creates such a massive and assured oeuvre.
Admirers watching him at work. This photo looks staged (possibly for the press?). I know none of the details, except that the woman in this shot is identified as Jane Frazee, one of the Frazee Sisters, a singing vaudeville act of the 1940s, who later became a prolific musical and western actress, as well as working with Abbott and Costello. Since my dad was 20 years my mother's elder, I know little about his young life, and can therefore not tell you how this photo came to be.

10 comments:

liza said...

Wow. Great photos.
Isn't it so hard not to be able to ask? That's so hard for me...

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Honestly, Liza, it didn't occur to me to ask about his young life when I was young myself. Do I regret not having asked more questions while he was still alive? Yes. But that's life. Young people are so very egocentric. It's only with age that most of us become curious.

Hila said...

Your family is worthy of a novel. I think you have confirmed my mum's theory that I was born old, since I always ask, much to the annoyance of my parents.
Thanks for your comment on Into the Wild, I really do appreciate it.

kenza said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing these and the other old photographs. All so precious!

Juliette said...

Thanks for sharing your past with us. I am amazed each time how artistically and culturally rich and prolific your family is...
It is sometimes intimidating but I can't help myself but to want to know more.

Your QQ is just the loveliest! Yes the people will suffer with her...

Yoli said...

Oh WOW just WOW!

Julia Christie said...

Same thing happened with me and my grandfather...A very interesting man, but died when I was 11 and I wish I could go back and ask him all about his childhood.

One can certainly see where you get your artistic talent!

alliot said...

Amazing pictures!
It's always fascinating to look into old pictures, to find traces of one had been passed to his/her unique family :)

Guusje said...

Love the picture, you must be so proud!

Punctuation Mark said...

Love those vintages photos... have a nice weekend!