Greene County Arkansas

Paragould, Arkansas

Centennial Edition Section 3

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Monday, August 29, 1983~Paragould Daily Press

 

        Inside the Studio

 

 

          
 

Photo courtesy Talma Buchanan Hayes

 

Photo courtesy Pearl McHaney

 

  PICTURES, PICTURES, EVERYWHERE; Evidence of his craft were hung, strung, pinned, leaned and laid all about Tom McHaney's studio building. At top right, Meda McHaney, the photographer's sister, types office correspondence as Pearl Sims, Tom's associate and futture wife, looks on. The gentleman seated was not idenetified. Above, the foyer featured displays of framed and unframed prints. The sitting studio was located behind the curtained doorway. At left, the photographer catches up on the day's news. This shot was taken just to use up the last frame on a roll of film, Pearl McHaney explained. Below, McHaney's living quarters located in back of the studio.

 

                 
 

Photo courtesy Talma Buchanan Hayes

 

Photo courtesy Pearl McHaney

 

                                     Photo courtesy Talma Buchanan Hayes

           
  McHaney's nieces andd nephew Maurine, John and Talma Buchanan play among film rollers and a folded camera in this picture taken by their uncle about 1912. Talma Buchanan Hayes, who now lives in Flint, Mich, says her uncle "had many things to entertain children and wouldn't let parents past the sliding doors separating the front of the store and where he made the pictures."        

 

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Transcribed from the 1983 Centennial Edition by : PR Massey

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