Disfarmer type picture of young boys.
This delightful picture was contributed by Anita Hart Fuller who found it in the things that her mother, Corinne Hart, had saved. It has names on the back. John Cantwell, Graham Patton. It does not say which is which, however. And one of them looks like a girl and they both look as if they are happy and having fun. I remember a John Cantwell who lived in Searcy and was once a real estate agent in the same office that I worked in. I think the taller one in this picture is John.
Now lets discuss Disfarmer, the now-famous photographer who lived in Heber Springs. His subjects were like this in that they had on clothes that might be dirty and wrinkled. If you are not familiar with Disfarmer, google him and read a fascinating history of the man. He posed the subjects in front of a blank wall with a bare floor and he did not ask them to say, "Cheese." The subjects are mostly from around Heber Springs and few of them have happy smiles like these kids have, which makes them probably not a Disfarmer. BUT, Anita and I think that if it was a Disfarmer, we'd be wealthy because the Disfarmer portraits are worth LOTS of money!
We can dream!