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About cindydyer

Self-employed graphic designer, photographer, and maker Never bored: Oil and acrylic painting, photography (portraits, glamour shots, nature, macro, floral/botanical, travel), cement leaf casting, crocheting hats like crazy come winter time (what else can a gardener do when it’s cold out?), needle felting, sewing, murals, faux painting, making jewelry, Polaroid transfers (if it’s something crafty, I’ve probably at least tried it once), biblioholic (any topic, you name it–--I probably have at least one (or 20) book on the subject), animal lover (3 cats---Pixel, Lobo and Queso), used to have ferrets, several goldfish, two other beloved cats who crossed Rainbow Bridge (Jasper, ZenaB, and Homer), and one white rat named Lucky Fred Chewy Ratatouille), handy with power tools and do-it-yourself projects, obsessed with gardening and gardening books (reference, how-to, essays by other gardeners), writing poetry, entertaining (all my parties must have a theme, dress code, and guests pose in front of related theme backgrounds for their photos!), animal lover; magazine addict (covering photography, graphic design, Photoshop, Mac, home and garden, food, crafts, travel)…love to travel (so far: Iceland (most beautiful place on earth!), Italian and French Riviera, Rome, Chile (Buenos Aires), Argentina (Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia), Antarctica, Alaska, the islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, St. John, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Barts), southwest U.S. several times over (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah), all the eastern states, Ohio, California (San Diego, Monterrey, Carmel, San Francisco, Napa/Sonoma Valley, Death Valley), Texas (mostly South Texas and Mexico), Newfoundland, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, Point Pelee for bird migration, Maine (and all New England states), Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon), Wisconsin….love a good road trip…need to do more...who wants to join me on the next one? In a nutshell, I live to create.

The Orphaned Images Project: Allen, Sturm and Cross families

I bought this “orphaned image“ from a vendor at the Nashville Flea Market in late September. I recall him saying the photos were from somewhere midwest—Indiana, I believe. The photo is labeled on the back as such: L. to R. … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Brown, North Platte, Nebr.

I’m assuming this is also a Lucky Dedmore photograph. The photo was labeled “Brown, North Platte, Nebr.” Perhaps it’s the Brown family? If so, where is Mrs. Brown? There appear to be eight children—five daughters and three sons, but no … Continue reading

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1931, Dedmore, North Platte, Nebr.

With just a little bit of research, I’ve discovered that Dedmore is the name of the photographer for this photograph. This is one of many portraits I bought in a batch from someone on eBay some time ago. Clinton Orla … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Isn’t she lovely?

From the “Texas box” of orphaned images…

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The Orphaned Images Project: Family portrait

Another photo from the “Texas box,” no details on back as to family names or photographer. Check out the hair style on the young man in the upper left corner!

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The Orphaned Images Project: Family portrait by Ruf & Dilger

After a major studio/office spring cleaning, I’m back to scanning more photos from my huge orphaned images collection! I’ve also attached a shot of the back of the photo. This photo came from a box of mostly Texas/Fredericksburg-related images.

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The (not so) Orphaned Images Project: Aunt Lorene

My dad just shared this striking photo with me. It was posted by a family member on Facebook recently. This lovely model is my Aunt Lorene, one of his three older sisters. She was the last to pass away of … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Petticoat Junction, anyone?

Scribbled in pencil on the back of this photo: Luella Devo and me, Jesse and Adelaide Devoe on the silo With just a few seconds of research, beginning with the fact that two of the women in this photo are … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Class Picture Day

I realize that these young students were probably told to remain motionless while their class photo was taken, but there is not one happy face in the bunch, is there? The writing at the bottom of the photo reads “Estella” … Continue reading

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The (Not so) Orphaned Images Project: Grandma Hester’s prayer

I found this handwritten prayer, in my (paternal) grandmother’s handwriting, in a box of old family photos (that obviously are not orphaned). She wrote it on four sheets of her husband’s business invoices. John F. Weathers was a carpenter and … Continue reading

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