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Harold J. Crips, Oct 1942

This is the final photo in a small album my grandfather sent to his sister in December of 1942. He included a list of all the pictures and their dates, but not always locations. DH says he's carrying a scoped rifle, and was probably squirrel hunting in the woods behind his home. We think he set up the camera on a tripod and used a timed release - a selfie. I don't know what kind of camera he had, but the image I used is of the right time - about 1939. Supply details are in the EXIF file.

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Wonderful photo. It just goes to show that if the technology had been available, the selfie might have been just as popular then as it is now. Great masculine layout.

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I love the colors you use here - the browns go so well with the sepia tones of the photo. Great photo of your grandfather and the camera is a lovely embellishment.

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Wow, that is so cool, Jo - selfies way back then! Your photo is a treasure and you scrapped it so wonderfully. I love how you matted your camera with the eyefinder/scope (Oops, sorry - can't think of the right name but I love how you did that) and the sepia tone to your layout.

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