Friday, June 10, 2011

The Wyatts of Coos Bay, Oregon

At  a time when many families were posing stiffly for grim-faced portraits, the relaxed and cheerful Wyatt family of Coos Bay, Oregon was living it up for the camera.


12 comments:

  1. And wouldn't he have been popular (ha!) with the rest of the family!

    Lucy

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  2. I have some great old black and white family photos from the 20s, 30s and 40s; I should get some postcards made.

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  3. Ohhhhh, they are fun! So great to find images like this. People coming alive instead of posing.

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  4. Those Wyatt's! Always known as the barrel of laughs of south coastal Oregon!

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  5. It's nice to think of them having so much fun on the photo shoot!

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  6. Das ist ein wirklich gelungenes familenportrait. da hatte wohl einer gar keine Lust darauf..

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  7. I love this picture! Not only are they being silly and relaxed, but I like how the line of the walk leads up to the front door and how where they are placed oddly balances out the shot.

    Thanks, being from Oregon I especially enjoyed it.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Kathy M.

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  8. I'm sure the hen of the house wasn't happy about that face on the rare family made postcard. Haha.

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  9. They do appear to be having good fun, perhaps it is because there does not appear to be a foundation under their house! Was it built on piers instead- perhaps hidden in the shadows- because it was by the water, or was it being moved to a new site and on temporary cribbing? The gangplank in lieu of stairs suggests either the move, or, that the house was finished recently and they hadn't built the stairs yet- but since there are plants growing around the house, recent construction does not seem likely... An amusing and intriguing photo.

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  10. Oh geez....I was that guy! There's scarcely a photo in existence of me, before the age of 15 or so, where I'm not making some sort of goofy face. I'm so ashamed.

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  11. thank you for the chuckle:)!!

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