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This is a companion image to this one, taken in 1963 with a Kodak Junior Autographic camera at the Tweetsie Railroad theme park in Blowing Rock, NC. After doing some Googling I was actually able to learn the name of the man holding me; it was Fred Kirby, a local celebrity from Charlotte. There's also a Wikipedia article about him.