Studio Toys

November 5, 2012

While cleaning out my late father’s belongings from his garage a couple of years ago, we found an old Samsonite suitcase under a few teetering stacks of dusty old photo equipment. Inside the suitcase was a cool and poignant surprise. Neatly tucked were many of the toys he and the other studio photographers had used to make children, especially babies, laugh during photo sittings in H&W Studio the family run business starting in the mid-1930’s at the corner of Hunter and Whitehall Streets in downtown Atlanta, Ga. The toys were most likely stored in the late 1990’s, when the portrait portion of the studio/commercial saw its last flash. Thanks for the surprise, laugh and the memories Dad.


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