Young Searcy boy. Captivating hand-tinted picture of Jody Taylor.

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Captivating, isn't it?

At times you see something that just grabs you.  That is the way I was with this old portrait of a Searcy boy who passed away a few months ago.  At the very bottom right it looks as if it is noted as 7 years old and then above that it definitely says Mitchell- E Smith......possibly the person who took the picture and then did a bit of  hand-tinting for embellishment?

The handsome young boy was Jody Taylor  and his daughter let me borrow this picture for this blog.  It was not framed and appears to have had some neglected treatment, which makes it more interesting.  My memory of some old photos indicates that the photo had a few things added to it, like the lines for the shirt and shirt button and a few gray strokes in the background.   An example of hand-tinting photos can be seen here.  I did a blog about my dad and his hand-tinted soldier picture that was done during the war.

Since so many of you readers probably know Jody, go to this spot for his obituary.  He was a fun guy who always did things "his way" just as the song by Frank Sinatra says, "I did it my way."  He loved Searcy and Searcy loved him.  We might be able to call this blog a tribute to Jody.

And in case you wonder, the mark at his teeth is not from the artist but from some accident to the picture.....but SURELY not from a mischievous 7 year old!

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Anita Fuller

"They" broke the mold after they made Jody! One of a kind....he lived across the street (West Arch Ave.) from me in our school/growing up days. I would eagerly await his flying down the street driving his jeep, and wheeling in his drive way. He had names he called me: I pretended to be mad, but of course, I was flattered and pleased. Many more stories and examples of Jody will follow.

Mar 25, 2019 05:50 AM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Give us the stories, Anita!  

Mar 25, 2019 06:09 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Barbara. I really enjoy old pictures and your posts always get to me. I think if you were closer we would be friends.

Mar 25, 2019 07:14 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I certainly remember the days when photos were hand tinted or even painted to give them color.  In fact, I have one of me, taken when I was about 18 months old.
Myrl Heady Jeffcoat

Mar 25, 2019 09:28 AM #4
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Sheila, thanks.  I think we are friends anyway!!

 

Mar 25, 2019 09:51 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Myrl, that one is captivating also!  I guess I love the old pictures!

Mar 25, 2019 09:52 AM #6
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