Thomas Doty – Storyteller

1962: Family Portrait, Two Takes


Tommy the storyteller seizes the moment with a spontaneous gesture and some sort of animal sound, and breathes life into the family portrait.

Or, another scenario: He's about to be scolded for spoiling the picture. Cameras used film back in the Old Time!


Here's the version that got pasted into the family album. This photo and "Take 1" were taken at my grandparents home on Kings Highways in Medford, Oregon during a family gathering in the summer of 1962.