A Rolling Crone

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joanpgage

joanpgage
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North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
Birthday
February 04
Bio
After 40 years as a journalist, I turned 60 and decided to return to my first love--painting, especially portraits of people encountered in my travels to Greece, Mexico, India & Nicaragua. I’ve exhibited my watercolors and photographs in Massachusetts and have some of them on my web site: www.joanpgage.com. My photo book “The Secret Life of Greek Cats” can be purchased on the web site, or on Amazon. I collect antique photographs, including daguerreotypes, and write about how they have introduced me to some fascinating historic figures, such as Elizabeth Keckley, a slave who became Mary Lincoln's dressmaker and confidante. Last year I attended my 50th high school reunion in Edina, Minnesota and I've just turned 70. My husband and I recently reached our 40th anniversary. We have 3 children, now amazing adults, who keep me up to date on technology--although I still haven't mastered texting. It's been a marvelous journey since I was born in 1941, and I can't wait for the next chapter.

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MARCH 23, 2012 7:00AM

Favorite Photo Friday—A Boy and His Dog

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I’m passionate about old photos and like to research somethat I think may be historically important, treating them as a mystery thatmust be solved by examining the clues. When I think I’ve figured one out, I often post “The Story Behind thePhotograph”, like the ones listed on the right.

But sometimes I have no clues and no information, but justlove an old photo because it makes me smile.  I’m going to share one of those from my collection each Friday, and if you cantell me anything about the photo at hand, let me know.

                                                                                                   copyright Joan Gage

This photo is pure Americana—looks like it was posed for aNorman Rockwell "Saturday Evening Post" cover.  It’s about 8 by 10 inches and mounted on cardboard.  There’s the blue-eyed boy in hissuspenders and straw hat holding his faithful dog, who’s ready to join him onany adventure.  Even the screendoor behind them is perfect.

Who took this photo, and when and where?  I have no idea.

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