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Character Study: 1964
... hard at something. Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:07pm -

Character Study: 1964

Bonus: 1972
... "Woman in kitchen tying her hair." Another of William Gedney's images from 1972 of the Cornett family in Leatherwood, Kentucky. [ Link 1 ] [ Link 2 ]. William Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:12pm -

Bonus: 1972

Chevy Men: 1972
... and some of his 12 children. 35mm negative by William Gedney (1932-1989). From Duke University's Gedney Collection , encompassing some 5,000 pictures taken from the 1950s ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/02/2010 - 4:19pm -

Chevy Men: 1972

Cigarette Lighter: 1964
... for these lads. Print from a 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 8:22pm -

Cigarette Lighter: 1964

Porch Light: 1964
... From a series of photos made in 1964 and 1972 by William Gedney documenting the lives of Willie and Vivian Cornett, their 12 children and grandchildren. Gedney Photographs Collection , Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/11/2012 - 6:35pm -

Porch Light: 1964

Prince Albert: 1964
... The tobacco-loving Cornett boys started early. Gedney Photographs Collection , Duke University. View full size. ... in many of the photos. (Cornett Family, Kids, William Gedney) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 11:05pm -

Prince Albert: 1964

The Brewski Brothers: 1972
... view of the back seat. Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:10pm -

The Brewski Brothers: 1972

Biscayne Barbie: 1972
... of the Cornett clan and its fleet of vehicles. William Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... [I guess a Garnett is what you get when you cross a Gedney with a Cornett. - Dave] "Real Dolls" With twelve kids ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/02/2010 - 4:17pm -

Biscayne Barbie: 1972

Momma: 1964
... on the front porch. Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:28pm -

Momma: 1964

All Our Children: 1964
... and twelve children." Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 1:04am -

All Our Children: 1964

Car Talk: 1972
... post from this series. Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:09pm -

Car Talk: 1972

Me and My RC: 1972
... food at the table." Print from a 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 10:23pm -

Me and My RC: 1972

Close to You: 1972
... seemed to congregate around cars. Photograph by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:10pm -

Close to You: 1972

Flying: 1972
... we saw earlier. Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:11pm -

Flying: 1972

Framed: 1972
... in "Chevy Men." Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:09pm -

Framed: 1972

Young America: 1964
... Teenage boy smoking." An image from photographer William Gedney's first visit with the Cornett family in Leatherwood, Kentucky. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/02/2010 - 4:17pm -

Young America: 1964

Willie and Vivian: 1964
... coal miner, and wife Vivian had 12 children when William Gedney snapped this exposure on his first visit with the Cornett family. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/02/2010 - 4:17pm -

Willie and Vivian: 1964

This Old Ford: 1972
... what Cornett men do. Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:09pm -

This Old Ford: 1972

Looking Back: 1972
... and their cars. Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/05/2010 - 8:11pm -

Looking Back: 1972

Bettsie, Bottsie and Bobby
Photo taken in front of my family's then-home at 2 Gedney Way in Newburgh, NY, probably on Easter Sunday in 1941, but no later ... 
 
Posted by wilso127 - 09/16/2010 - 10:30am -

Bettsie, Bottsie and Bobby
 
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