Can You Help This Grand Junction Photo Find Its Way Home?
Do you recognize the young lady featured in this Grand Junction photo? I'm hoping to get this photo for her or her family. Can you help this Robert Grant photo find its way home?
The image above was taken by late Daily Sentinel photographer Robert Grant. It features a young lady who had just had a lengthy chunk of blonde pony-tail cut. Unfortunately, I have no idea who the brave little girl is, when the picture was taken, or where it was taken.
My grandpa, Bob Grant, bless his heart, was a wonderful man and a great photographer, but he had a tendency to fail to write down any information regarding his photos. As a result, this photo, which I estimate to be at least 60-years-old, has me guessing as to the subject's identity.
This photo, the dimensions of which I neglected to measure, but would guess to be at least 24" X 16", was printed as part of an art exhibit Bob Grant participated in years ago. As I recall, that exhibit was sponsored by Kodak and was held in New York City. When Bob Grant died, I inherited his photo collection, including dozens of pieces such as this from exhibits.
It's difficult to tell, but judging by those horn-rimmed glasses, I can only assume this photo was taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
I always get a kick out of this photo. Looking at her face, you'll notice her eyes are still closed. My guess is she has yet to open her eyes to witness the reveal of her newly cut ponytail being displayed to the right. For that matter, I'm curious as to her motivation for cutting her long hair in the first place.
Last year I published a similar post, hoping to get an "Ash Wednesday" photo back to the family of the photo's subject. That quest unfolded perfectly, and within a day the photo found its way to the subject's daughter who was still living in Grand Junction.
Someone in Western Colorado knows who this young lady is. She's someone's daughter, possibly someone's sister, and may even be someone's mother.
One of my missions in life is to get these photos back to the families of those featured. I love the photos, but my Bob Grant collections consist of hundreds-of-thousands of photos. They aren't doing my storage area any good. I don't want anything for it. It's free for the young lady or her family. Can you help this picture find its way home?