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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bob Wyler's photography of Delaware County, Mid 20c

 handcuffed man with wife he just murdered
 cleaning the river
 1939 milk strike
confiscated from bootleggers

Bob Wyer (1908-1982) documented life in Delaware County as photojournalist and studio photographer from the early 1930s on through the 1970s. He photographed the mundane: graduating seniors, weddings, family portraits, funerals, etc — through the sensational: accidents, floods, strikes, murders scenes, etc.  In the late 1970s, Bob and his wife Billie Wyer generously donated their collection of over 150,000 negatives to the Delaware County Historical Association.
on exhibit at the DCHA

stump castles

Some fellas been busy chopping and stacking these loggy bits