Slides of My Father: Queen Mary 1956
We went to Europe in 1956 as a family- two kids, 11 and 13, two parents and a Leica.
The slides of my father shall be a new periodic series.
He loved ships. He and my mother had gone on their honeymoon in 1939 on the French Liner, The Normandie, but I have found no slides (as of yet) of that trip.
We traveled on the Queen Mary from New York to Southampton in June, 1956 and returned early July on the Andrea Doria, the Italian liner, the trip before it sank on July 25, 1956.
In the depths of winter here in New England, as I begin my 65th year, the images of ships with red smoke stacks have taken me, once again, on a journey-an appreciation of my father’s talent as a photographer.
Stay tuned as I’ve even found a image taken behind the wheel!
Thank you scanning machine–from vegetables to memory, you shall be busy in the coming months.
©Pat Coakley 2010
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