vernon ray
various dates

Vernon Ray was my grandfather. He was an engineer for Chessie System railroads and an amateur photographer. Shortly after his death in 2005, most of my grandfather's slides and negatives were damaged in a fire. This collection is an effort to restore those that are still salvageable, but also an objectively curated look at the past.

found images
© carlsweets

 
http://carlsweets.com/files/gimgs/th-29_002_may_1962.jpg
black face (some racist school play shit)

found slide
may 1962

 
http://carlsweets.com/files/gimgs/th-29_santa_elena_7x7.jpg
santa elena

found slide
1956

 
http://carlsweets.com/files/gimgs/th-29_006_military_strip.jpg
west point

found film
1988

 
http://carlsweets.com/files/gimgs/th-29_005_strip_film.jpg
birthday

found film
1979

 
http://carlsweets.com/files/gimgs/th-29_004_1958_july.jpg
beach

found film
july 1958

 
http://carlsweets.com/files/gimgs/th-29_008_daughters.jpg
jobs daughters

found film
1963

 
http://carlsweets.com/files/gimgs/th-29_007_daughters.jpg
jobs daughters

found film
1963

 
http://carlsweets.com/files/gimgs/th-29_001_untitled_7x7.jpg
backyard play

found film
november 1959