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My father was a terrific amateur photographer, and when I was young, he took many of photos of me as I watched TV.
Was he thinking of these as a series? Or simply an opportunity to catch me sitting still?
(See all eleven images on my portfolio site.)

Joe Watching TV — Photos by Del Holmes

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  • Andy January 8, 2021, 6:41 am

    Thanks for the flashback Joe. Those were the days when we knew how to change channels without a remote.

  • Bill Schintler January 8, 2021, 10:01 am

    There’s some photos of me in front of the television that look similar! When I was that age, I was more interested in what was inside the television set. The repair man would arrive, pull the set away from the wall, and go to work. Meanwhile, I would stand there and pepper the poor guy with questions. It was the start of what has been a rewarding career in electrical engineering. On a different note, if this were a decade earlier, you would have been sitting next to a large console, wooden radio. Thanks for this photo series. Bill

  • MarkG January 8, 2021, 11:23 am

    Bill Schintler, when the repair man opened the tv set, did you look inside to see where all the people lived?

  • Paul B January 8, 2021, 3:46 pm

    Love these pix! The TV is a classic–and I like that your Dad included all the normal home background stuff–the blankets, the lamp cord…etc.

  • Catherine January 9, 2021, 3:52 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful photos ! Very cute little boy❤️

  • CrashRyan January 10, 2021, 11:10 pm

    what was a great series! thanks for sharing your childhood.

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