Long time readers will remember the 1950′s Home Interior series I posted early on in this blog. This is another shot from that series. It’s the test pattern from WFMY-TV in Greensboro, NC. So far, this is the only concrete clue as to where The UP lived.
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Special thanks to my buddy Jeff for discovering this. If I’d been paying attention like I should have been, I’d have found it out myself. That’ll learn me to process these negatives too quickly!
A few days ago, I posted the first of the 1950′s Home Interior series. The centerpiece of this picture was an entertainment center. I thought it was a phonograph/shortwave radio, but it was in fact an early television set. Kudos to my wife for figuring that out before I did. (I’m pretty thick sometimes.) Anyway, Jeff looked at the large scan of the picture & pointed out this:
If you squint you can see that’s a test pattern for the station WFMY-TV. That station is in Greensboro, NC, which is only an hour or so from where I bought the negatives. So, the first piece of the puzzle comes together: The UP lived in or near Greensboro around the late ’40′s/early ’50′s. Let’s hope your blogmaster can be a little more attentive & figure some stuff out on his own next time!
Also, from this pic I figured out I’d scanned this strip of negatives backwards. I’ve corrected this now, so all previous & future posts in this series turned the right way.