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Fish Camp: 1958

Fish Camp: 1958

The North Woods circa 1958. "Jim Baker and Mike." 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Sensational Kodachrome

Kodachrome doing what it does best - impressing with its color and contrast.
A work of art in each snapshot, amateur or professional.

Walleye Fillets coming up!

Those look like really nice, "eatin'-size" walleye pike.
Not the easiest fish to catch, so they are good fishermen.

Judging from the popple or birch trees in the background, Northern Minnesota or Wisconsin is a good bet.

Out of curiosity

I've been waiting for someone to comment about what kind of fish they're catching. So, now I'm asking.

Dad picked up a straw Yeddo hat on the way to the camp

... and for a couple of bucks he could vacation in style. Or not.

As I remember, they were pretty weird looking, but perhaps my fashion sense wouldn't be fully developed for another ten years or so.

A good day fishing!

Wow, what a cool picture! It reminds me when I was a kid in Maryland and dad was doing a lot of freshwater fishing. Is the fishing camp in Wisconsin? Dad probably has Field and Stream tobacco in that pipe and I like the fact that he wears an undershirt under his undershirt! Are they good Catholic boys? It almost looks like the boy on the left has a rosary around his neck.

[Mike's family is Lutheran, and that's a fish stringer. - Dave]

Yes, I know what a fish stringer is and a rosary doesn't look like one!

[Mike has one, too. With fishes. - Dave]

I bet Mark Trail is nearby and not to be left out, he's got two rosary stringers!

Baker's got it goin' on!

Baker (?) was certainly gearing up for any number of eventualities when he got out of bed that morning: two shirts, high boots, and - oh! - that hat! Somebody tell me the story of that hat! And don't get me started about the pipe. Hope it was a fun day for all.

[Jim is the youngster wearing stripes. Pipe Guy might be his dad. Below, more M&J. - Dave]

Sizzling in that cast iron frypan as we speak.

Sure wish I was there for that dinner. Looks like it's going to be a good one.

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