Friday, May 17, 2019

The beauty of nature

The 52 Ancestors theme this week is “nature.” With that theme, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share a few more of Uncle Ralph Murphy’s slide collection given to my husband by his Aunt Jean Murphy in 2007. The collection consists of 15 boxes of slides (thousands) taken by Uncle Ralph, spanning the years 1947 to 1984. Many are scenic shots from their travels across the United States, some are family members, and others friends and co-workers. I converted the majority of the slides to digital several years ago.

Uncle Ralph and Aunt Jean often visited national parks during their travels. Below are some photos (mostly from Yellowstone National Park) taken on those trips. The quality isn't great because they were converted with an inexpensive unit and I did nothing to correct them, but you're still able to see the beauty of nature in all of them.


Jean Murphy

Ralph Murphy

Mammoth Hot Springs, Lower Terraces

Jean Murphy and her mother Charlotte Dudley

Jean and Charlotte


Jean and Charlotte


Paul, Evelyn (Ralph's sister), and Barbara Bailey


Glenn and Ralph Murphy (brothers)

Glenn Murphy

If you’d like to see more photos from Uncle Ralph’s collection, click on the links below.

Ruth Miller
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Water sports at Tygart Lake 
Nutter Fort, West Virginia Soap Box Derby
Warner’s Skyline Drive-In Theater
Palace Furniture Company and Pepsi-Cola—a colorful combination
Vintage Christmas photos
52 Ancestors – no. 40: Anna B. Church – (week 24) (Anna (Church) and Everett Evans photos only)

1 comment:

  1. I love scenic photos. I think these turned out great - no editing needed. Slide cameras really took great photos (as long as they were focused correctly). I've transferred some, too. Just love them!