Naming the Unknowns, April 27, 2016

The photos from Christ “Kit” Eckert are some of the best quality we have, but apparently trying to remember some of these people is just reaching back too far!

Still, we want to wrap up the month with one more attempt.  We’re stubborn like that!

Parnell, 1970.  Two staff members sawing in the Activity Yard, located at the time between the dining hall and Showerhouse 2.  The staff member on the left is Joe Tomasso.  Who is the staff member on the right?

Sawing, 1970

Sawing in the Activity Yard with Joe Tomasso and our unknown. Camp Parnell, 1970.

Naming the Unknowns, April 20, 2016

It seems that the Kit Eckert photos have proven a bit of a challenge for us!  Perhaps 1970 just wasn’t a good year to remember staff members!  Hopefully this week will be better.

As before, the year is 1970.  This time though we take a look at Stahlman’s Kitchen staff.  The photo was originally labelled (by us) as “Kitchen Cook,” but the armless staff t-shirt suggests this was a regular youth staff member.  In this case, the staff member is opening peaches!

So, any guesses on who this?

Peaches, 1970

A Stahlman Kitchen Staff Member opening peaches, 1970

Naming the Unknowns, April 13, 2016

We continue with our unknowns from Chris “Kit” Eckert this week.  Much like last week, this photo is from 1970, but beyond that, we don’t have a lot of information.

We ASSUME the people on the tractor and trailer are staff.  After all, who else would they be?  But as for the camp, we just don’t know.  Our guess–identify the driver and you identify the camp.

So, who is the driver?

Eckert Tractor

Staff members on a tractor and trailer, 1970.

Naming the Unknowns, April 6, 2016

One of the great finds of our years collecting photos was a treasure trove of images from Chris “Kit” Eckert, the official camp photographer in 1970.  We had several of his photos from our John Cooper-Ernie Ragsdale collection, but Kit had negatives–many of which were in good shape!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing Kit Eckert’s photos and trying to identify some of the people in those photos.  This week we’re looking at a photo from the Parnell Con-Yard, again 1970.

So, we know the photographer and the year.  Who is the person? Any details on him?

Unknown ConYard

An unknown Con-Yard staff member, 1970. Photo by Chris “Kit” Eckert.

Naming the Unknowns, March 30, 2016

We’re going to wrap up our Area Staff photos with one of the more interesting photos in the collection.  Seen here is the Stahlman Kitchen Staff in 1970.  The two women are Ms. Schleicher and Ms. Bea–virtual institutions in and of themselves.  The tall gentlemen in the back is none other than Jerry Barnett, who served as Kitchen Director his first year back at camp after his time in Vietnam.  On the front row, far left, is a very young Russell Parham, enjoying his very first year on staff–a run that would continue in various capacities unbroken until 1996.

What we don’t know is who everyone else is!  Who are these other Stahlman Kitchen Staff members?

Stahlman Kitchen, 1970

The Stahlman Kitchen staff in in 1970. We know Ms. Schleicher, Ms. Bea, Jerry Barnett, and Russell Parham. Who are the rest?