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I recently bought a big box of 35mm slides taken by American meteorologist Sidney R. Franks (1919-1993) that I periodically post on Instagram at davidward385. A member of two photographic societies, Sidney had considerable skill. And we liked similar things.

Floods, clouds, plants, planes (aeronautic meteorology was one of Sidney’s areas of expertise), cars, trucks, travel, trains, industry, art, architecture, beaches, baseball, boats, wildlife… I find this peek into another man’s past to be a pretty special privilege.


David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.

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