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August 1975. My friend snapped this Kodachrome of his wife and me strolling along the 200 block of Keller Street in Petaluma, California. I'm decked out in my 70s-style duds, including bell-bottoms, waffle stompers, whatever you call that kind of shirt, plus my Konica Autoreflex T and camera bag, she in her Petaluma tee shirt, and Keller Street in Victorians, Volkswagens, Cadillacs and Pontiacs, not to mention the ubiquitous Ford F-150 pickup. View full size.
"Cornett family, Kentucky, 1972. Girls playing with Barbie dolls next to parked car." More members of the Cornett clan and its fleet of vehicles. William Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.
"Cornett family, Kentucky, 1972. Boy looking out from truck bed." The youngster seen earlier in "Chevy Men." Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.