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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Photos by My Father

Casey Stengel - All Photos by My Father
Note:  Nearly every photograph of my father's that I have posted here had to be scanned in and restored by me from negatives or prints that were various states of suboptimal condition.  It is safe to say that they would have been lost to time had I not spent years on this on-going project.   

Mark Van Doren
 
Rachel and Jackie Robinson
 
Gary Merrill
 

A. E. Hotchner

Louis Leakey

Mahalia Jackson

Carl Yastrzemski

Richard Rodgers

Arthur Miller
  

15 comments:

  1. These are REALLY REALLY good. Thank you.

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  2. I love these, Muffy, and as the director of a historical society, thank you so much for your care and preservation of this wonderful archive!

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  3. Muffy, You have done a service for history. Thank you.

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  4. Wonderful photos and history. I love that I can name who the people are. How many of our next generation can do that? Thank you. (from ourplaceoncapecod)

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  5. Muffy, these photographs are fabulous. Such detail! Your Dad captured very interesting people in candid ways that bring them vividly to life. Thank you for your diligence in restoring the photos. I have only an inkling of what you have to do as I have thousands of 35mm slides taken by my Dad. Even with a high- powered state of the art scanner, I wish I was more adept at Photoshop and other such programs and that I could perfect my "restoration" skills. Tough going and definitely a steep learning curve. I hope someday you will donate them to a local historical society or some such archive. Congratulations!

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  6. I think that's Gene Woodling on Casey Stengel's left. When they were with the Yankees, they argued every day because Casey wouldn't play him full-time. When Woodling was pushing forty and with the Mets and needed some time off, Stengel made him play every day.

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  7. You’re probably right. Thank you. At first I thought it might be Lee MacPhail.

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  8. Wait! That’s Woodling on Casey’s left you say. Got it. Then with whom is Casey talking? It doesn’t look like it’s Lee MacPhail... And, who is the young gent in the photo with Yaz? It’s not Tony C. Who knows?

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  9. Exciting to see so many legends in one place.

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  10. I'll go to my grave hoping these glorious photos become a book one day.

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  11. The photo of the Robinsons is unforgettable. Deeply meaningful. Perhaps you have told us about your father and how he came to be in close proximity to folks like this, and about his prowess and sensitivity with the camera, but I am too new to your site to recall. I'd love to know his story. Thanks!

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  12. You have once again, gone so very far out of your way for us all, with what you do for us! Thank you just does not seem like enough!

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  13. I imagine the project is no small undertaking, you've done a wonderful job. What a treasure it is to possess these amazing moments that have been frozen in time. --Holly in PA

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