I’m passionate about old photos and like to research some that I think may be historically important, treating them as a mystery that must be solved by examining the clues. When I think I’ve figured one out, I often post “The Story Behind the Photograph”, like the ones listed on the right.
But sometimes I have no clues and no information, but just love an old photo because it makes me smile. I’m going to share one of those from my collection each Friday, and if you can tell me anything about the photo at hand, let me know.
copyright Joan Gage
This photo is pure Americana—looks like it was posed for a Norman Rockwell "Saturday Evening Post" cover. It’s about 8 by 10 inches and mounted on cardboard. There’s the blue-eyed boy in his suspenders and straw hat holding his faithful dog, who’s ready to join him on any adventure. Even the screen door behind them is perfect.
Who took this photo, and when and where? I have no idea.