1939 North East MD, a strange title, I know.

I came upon this in The Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School in Havre de Grace Maryland where there was an old photo showing the family that owned one of the canoes that had been refurbished, complete with a copy of the original ownership papers. I was seeing and touching a piece of history.

This photo is resting in the actual canoe shown in the 1939 photo. The family seemed happy and content posing for this 73 years ago.

The age of these items called for a B&W conversion, as seen below.

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14 Responses to 1939 North East MD

  1. Wayne Frost says:

    Nice capture of the artifacts, Jimi. There are so many little treasures that tell the story of our past in the museums, I just wonder that if in this fast paced, electronic media saturated era where to focus is on consumption whether or not the existence of these treasures is unknown to much of the public.
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  2. Digging this shot Jimi. 1939 does not sound that long ago until you think about it, the year WW2 started, the immense social & political changes since.History indeed
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  3. Victoria says:

    Very nice photo!

  4. Len Saltiel says:

    Very cool image Jimi. Great history here and the textures and tones just pop.
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  5. Rich McPeek says:

    Very cool shot Jimi! Really love your processing here! Great work!

  6. Rick Louie says:

    That’s quite a piece of history and it shows that good craftsmanship will stand the test of time.
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  7. Love the B&W one Jimi! Nicely seen.
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  8. I really like the way you composed this shot, and the processing brings out so much nice detail. Well done my friend.
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  9. Chris Nitz says:

    Cool shot. I think the b/w version helps add a feeling of age that compliments the photo. Also, the wood grain is soooo yummy!
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  10. Curt Fleenor says:

    What a great idea! Love the minute details and textures in the wood. Nicely done Jimi!
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  11. Adam Allegro says:

    Jimi, that first soft color photo rocks!! What a neat little find!
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  12. Edith Levy says:

    I love this shot Jimi. Great composition but I’m favouring the color image> The old family photo just looks better in that sepia tone.
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  13. Dave DiCello says:

    The details are incredible here man…love it!
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  14. At first I was really captured by the color photograph and drawn into the story. Then I saw the black and white image. Wow Jimi it really it fits the age of the whole display much better. Great job!