Aug 28, 2010

Philadelphia Then: The 1960s and 70s

A class with Sol Mednick
 I took these pictures when I was a student in Sol Mednick's view camera class at The Philadelphia College of Art.  The class was held in the Photography Studio, which was located at that time along with all the darkroom facilities, in the Frank Furness carriage house.  They were taken on October 1, 1969

Sol Mednick and Terry Hourigan

Sol Mednick and Terry Hourigan

Sol Mednick and Terry Hourigan

Sol Mednick and Lynn Geisler

Stan Shire, Lynn Geisler in back

Linda (Norton) and Alan Eastman

Susan Welchman

SusanWelchman in her mother's favorite dress

Susan Welchman - Terry Hourigan and Sol Mednick in back

 Photographing in N.J. with Linda (still Norton) Eastman

Linda Eastman In The Wilds of NJ, November 1968

Linda Eastman, A Field in NJ, November 1968

To an anti-war march in Washington DC

The Train To DC - Alan Eastman, November 14, 1969

Last Cigarette of The Day - Linda and Alan - Spending the night in the basement of the home of a couple who both worked in high positions in the Johnson White House and who picked us up off the street near the Capital on a freezing cold night so they could do their part in helping the anti-war protest.  Photographs of and with the Johnsons and Kennedys on the wall above the bed.   November 14, 1969

Chauffeured Limousine To The Anti-war March - Linda and Alan - November 15, 1969

Atco Dragway

Waiting To Race - Stephen Yeaton, Atco Dragway, New Jersey.  October 25, 1970

Stephen Yeaton and Kathy Hilliard.  Atco Dragway, New Jersey.  October 25, 1970

A  Barbecue at Tom and Jane's

Back Yard Picnic - Ardmore, PA.,  May 28, 1975 - L to R:  Ray K. Metzker, Liz Robinson, Martus Granier, Jane Porett

Back Yard Picnic - Ardmore, PA., May 28, 1975 - L to R:  PCA equipment room manager, neighbor child, Tom Porett, Ron Walker, Ray K. Metzker


  1. So great to see these pictures. I was just doing a search for Ron Walker and it led me to here. I went to PCA about the same time and had classes with Tom, Ron and Ray. A heady and wonderful time.

  2. I read about Ray's passing earlier this week. Now I've been doing some research on him and his work, and came across your blog. RIP Ray. ~ Mark