More from the photo archive

This time, from my Dad’s experiences at the Sebago School and Camp Ironwood, run by Matt and Margaret Werner in St. Louis (school) and Harrison, ME (Ironwood).

From the camp — I just loved these first two:

{Image: black and white photo of a person diving off of a dock into a lake.  The diver's image is reflected in the lake.}

{Image: black and white photo of a person diving into the water, but all we see is the person's legs, perfectly straight, angled from their toes at the center of the photo to the bottom right where their torso disappears off the edge of the photo. To the left are several canoes, and in the background, a boat.}

{Image:  black and white photo, taken from above looking straight down on two people sitting by the side of a stone building.  The person on the right is wearing saddle shoes and has their feet extended in front of them, with a plate of food on their lap.  The person on the left is wearing a sleeveless undershirt and holding a drink  (coffee?) in his left hand.  The photographer's feet on the edge of the building above are visible in the foreground.}

The next few are from a driving trip the school/camp took through the western United States:

{Image:  1940s wood-paneled station wagon parked at the side of the road.  Five teen agers lean against it, one of whom is looking through a lens of some sort; the others facing the camera.}

{Image:  black & white photo of Garden of the Gods, which is a series of rock formations in a high-desert landscape.  A man is in the foreground looking at the scenery.}

{Image: black & white photo of a narrow alley with brick buildings on either side and passageways overhead.}

{Image:  Black & white photo of a small log church with a cross on top.}

{Image:  black and white photo of a rectangular window with a cross silhouetted against the middle.}

{Image: black & white photo of a large bear crossing a road.}

{Image: black & white photo of a large bear resting by the side of a wooded road.}

6 thoughts on “More from the photo archive

    1. Sarah Porter Goldstein

      My dad and mom, uncles and aunts, were all involved with the Sebago club in St. Louis and with Ironwood in Maine. They were campers and counselors and my grandmother was Matt’s secretary.

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      1. Amy Robertson Post author

        Thanks, Sarah. I would love to connect and hear more about your family members’ experience with Sebago/Ironwood and the Werners. I will shoot you an email at the address WordPress provided.

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    2. Suzi Fadden

      I grew up in Coconut Grove personal friends of the Werners, went to Camp Ironwood and they closed it to everyone except my family for 2 weeks. Yes they did actually see the grizzly bears and when we hiked they always warned us to be on the look out. Great pictures, thanks for sharing! I have alot of jewelry handmade by Margaret in her studio.

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