Re: [OM] IMG: From Waaaaay Back

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: From Waaaaay Back
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:21:34 +0000
That’s a great bit of history, Jim!


> On 9 Mar 2020, at 21:59, Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Occasionally, I recall photos from a long time ago, and check to see if I 
> still have them in my files.  This one is from the late 1940s, the time of 
> Speed Graphics and large flash bulbs, and was probably shot by Stanley 
> Coumbe, one of my classmates who shot for the college paper, The Reflector.  
> I found a black and white 8x10 glossy stuck between the pages of one of my 
> yearbooks, and scanned it.
> This was the first of several college bands I played with, to help with 
> college expenses.  This was about 1948, and there were still a large number 
> of veterans enrolled under the GI Bill. Looking at the group, I think all 
> except two or three were in that category.  I'm the fourth guy from the right 
> in the front row. Red Terry, who ran the band at this time, is the bass 
> player.  I think I can name them all, so I'm not senile yet.
> The occasion was a Sorority Dance for the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
> http://www.gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/20020430-Collegians+1.JPG.html 
> <http://www.gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/20020430-Collegians+1.JPG.html>
> Demand for large, 15-piece bands went away around 1950, when they were 
> replaced by smaller combos with loud amplifiers.

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