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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: Gertrude Kitchen and Olive May, revisited

Last week I received a comment on this post from Charles, a wedding and portrait photographer near Detroit, Michigan. Visit his website here. “Wow, Gertrude is my wife’s Great Grandmother (Grandma Gerdy) and Leonard would be her son; Olive would … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Ladies who lunch

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The Orphaned Images Project: Bathing cuties

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The Orphaned Images Project: Gone fishin’

Written around the edges of this photo: 7:30 A.M. In a few minutes he is off with a “fishing only” on a gasoline launch. Archivist note: Hmmm….

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The Orphaned Images Project: School children

Written on the back of this photo (I’m assuming the names go right to left in placement in the photo): Loretta Beverly Clifford Leighton Harold Junior

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The Orphaned Images Project: Olive and me

Written on the back of this photo: They were taken one Sunday morning & we put on something to make us look foolish. Please notice our hats. Olive and I and they do look funny, don’t they?

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The Orphaned Images Project: The Altizer Family

The caption on the back of this photo reads, “The Altizer family, including Shep.” I can assume this branch of the Altizer family was from Virginia (since the photos were sold by a seller in Virginia). I did a quick … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Home

The caption on the back reads, “Mar. 20, 1938 Home (at their home) The guy second from left looks a little scary, doesn’t he?

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The Orphaned Images Project: Giant teacher, little desk

This photo was one of more than 600 b&w prints I purchased on eBay from a seller in Virginia. Many of the photos have captions (this one does not) and most are dated from the 30s to the 40s.

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The Orphaned Images Project: Fairmount Band

This postcard was sent to Miss Ethel Noland, Fowlerton, Ind. on September 18, 1907 at 12:30 p.m., from Fairmount, Indiana. You can learn more here about Fairmount, Indiana in an article written by Fairmount historian Ann Warr. I learned that … Continue reading

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