Photo of the Day – May 15, 2016

Lowry6_0020I wonder what the occasion was for my Uncle Chuck to be dressed in a tuxedo with a slim bow tie. Graduation? Prom? Standing in the lawn of 607 Mansell Drive, the family home with my great grandmother Margaret Pepperney Lowry. Assuming this was later in high school for Chuck, it puts this photo around 1966.

Source:
Charles Lowry and Margaret Mary Pepperney Lowry (1902-1980), photograph, taken at 607 Mansell Drive, Youngstown, Ohio, around 1966; digital image, photocopy of original, scanned in 2013 by Joseph Lowry; privately held by Mary McCaffrey, [address for private use], Canton, Ohio; Young man in tuxedo standing next to older woman in frock coat; Provenance is Mary Pepperney Lowry to Charles Lowry to Mary McCaffrey.

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Photo of the Day – January 26, 2015

My grandparents Chuck and Jean Lowry loved to go to on vacation, and often travelled with their friends Bob and Marion McDermott. This particular vacation to sunny Miami looks just splendid, with gram in her shades drinking a beer and the McDermotts enjoying a refreshing Scotch and soda. My grandfather is the man behind the camera, blowing through 35mm film like a leaf in the wind. Gram looks up, wondering where he is going as he gets up from his chair. Bob is having a serious moment, still complaining about the waiter at dinner last night who didn’t bring the meals on time. Marion is sharing a laugh with my gram, maybe about the waiter or maybe about Bob still being frustrated with the waiter. *Click.* Photo taken.
Or at least that’s how I imagine this scene occured. I know these four had a great time whereever they went, so I have no problem inventing fun for them. They would have done it anyway.

Source:
Jean Groucutt Lowry (1924-1987), Robert McDermott, Marion McDermott, photograph, taken in Miami, Florida around 1966; digital image, photocopy of original, scanned in 2013 by Joseph Lowry; privately held by Mary McCaffrey, [address for private use], Canton, Ohio. Three individuals sitting on lounge chairs presumably near a pool. Provenance is Charles Lowry to Mary McCaffrey.