About A Boy – 1965


This is the sixth and final part of a series of photobooth strips of the same American boy. I think he would have been 14 or 15 years old when he sat for these photos.

In this group of snaps, our handsome subject is looking like he is close to getting his man face but is still not quite grown up. Sadly, he has lost his unrestrained joy at making faces for the camera. Maybe he was just concentrating so hard on holding up his friend, that he forgot to smile. Either way, it is the tiny pup that has now become the star of the show. He is a cute little canine, who appears to be a lot more cooperative in the portrait taking stakes than my own pooch, Snowy.

Well before coming to the end of this series, some of my loyal commenters wondered what he might look like now, or where he might be? Unfortunately without a name to add to these photo treasures, it is highly likely we will never know.

To see the other photos of this young man, please click here. And while you are clicking, you could try hitting here to see another long series of photos of a girl called Becky or here to see another girl growing up in a photobooth, Donna.

  1. oglach said:

    Great series; the way you talked about his expression at the beginning, I sort of thought he’d be somber in the final set of photos. I think you’re right; he’s just thinking about his dog.

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  2. John said:

    This has been a great series to follow Katherine. It’s amazing how we all change with time. Some things should never change though! It really would be fun to see more of him.

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  3. That was so fun to watch him grow up! I feel sad to see him go. You do so well in presenting your posts — the respect you have for the subjects is very apparent. Thank you for sharing your amazing finds. xo

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    • Thank you. I am really touched by your comment. I do respect the sitters as I feel it is a privilege to be custodian of these, essentially private, images. They were not made to be shared so publicly so they deserve to be treated with care. You have made my day, Ms Rummager. Thanks again! 😀☀️

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      • I’m happy to make your day! You have made mine several times; just by visiting your unique and wonderful posts. 🙂

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  4. You and this handsome boy share the same love for the photo booth 🙂 I hope that these strips were somehow lost from his collection, but he still has the rest of them, and keeps adding new pictures.

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    • I love that idea Inese! I was entranced by your latest post. Those puffins are so full of character! I didn’t leave a comment as I saw how many you already had. It must take you hours to get back to everyone!

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      • Thank you so much! I am always late getting back to everyone, but I do my best 🙂 Your blog is always a pleasure to visit.

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  5. Lauren said:

    I love thiisss ❤ I just followed your site 🙂 You commentary is everything 🙂

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