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Les Krims to Mark Johnstone Les Krims to Mark Johnstone

Les Krims to Mark Johnstone

Dear Mark—The Deerslayers and Little People folios are $3.50 each, and the Stack O'Wheats folio is $2.50. I'm sure if you send those amount plus .50c postage to Light Impressions they'll fill your order. I know they have lots of all things you mentioned left, because I was there yesterday. One day I'll try and sit down and let you know some of my feelings about the medium. Verbalizing about it is really difficult for me. Hope Light Impressions comes through for you. Best Les Krims Air Mail

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Ken Abbott to Mark Johnstone Ken Abbott to Mark Johnstone

Ken Abbott to Mark Johnstone

8/12 Hi Mark & Robbi, I'm in Montana, on the Gallatin River, on my way to Yellowstone. Finished a bike tour (no, not the Harley to Sturgis, my pedal-type bike) last week—from Helena to Billings via Yellowstone. Much fun. Back to Yellowstone to see if I can make pictures of campers & such. We'll see. Enjoyed seeing Haynes' photos today in Helena. I'm on to Idaho next. Then San Fran, but back to Denver after that—think I'll try to get to LA in winter. Hey—Jennifer and I are getting married (gulp!) December 29. Come on out & do some skiing & join us! Hee Hee, what fun! Ken

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Ed Ruscha to Mark Johnstone Ed Ruscha to Mark Johnstone

Ed Ruscha to Mark Johnstone

Mr. Johnstone—Thank you for the enlightening & very beautiful book on So. Calif. art. Best wishes Ed Ruscha

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Peter Galassi to Bonnie Lambert Peter Galassi to Bonnie Lambert

Peter Galassi to Bonnie Lambert

8 April 77 NYC [In case you didn't guess, this pic is about love] Dear Bonnie—You made it into Light Gallery sooner than you thought; as a subject in a Dave Freund picture (you're seen mostly from behind—but unmistakably you—and a girl cut in half on a porch on the right). The show is not bad—that VERY delicate sensibility; my only objection is that technically they're a little sloppy: fuzzy & grainy which is bad for all the delicate stuff. But still pretty good. Dave seems happy & we had a nice talk at the openning [sic], and that Harold [Jones] produced some sort of elegant demonstration. Does the show look good? Nice frames? The [Robert] Rauschenberg show here is marvelous—what's terrific is that he was willing to try anything. Jonnie & Susan, back from England, send love. P.

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Sandy Hume to Marshall Mayer Sandy Hume to Marshall Mayer

Sandy Hume to Marshall Mayer

Notice that the man in the middle has backs o/crabs toward camera while the men to either side have stomachs up. Also, the red backs function spatially with the shrimp and the red plaid shirt and the book in the ladies hand.

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Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bon—The best thing about NOT travelling with you is sending you cards! Of course I'm having a fantastic time—god—I almost want to go back to school! Hear that Victor [Schraeger] is out of town—LEAVE your stuff for him to see. Love, Ellen

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Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bon—Wonderful to talk to you the other night! God I miss you. Still really don't have many friends in Breckenridge, but things are looking better. May get a full-time job and NEA survey grant may come through. Went dancing with David Johnson at S.P.E.! He's fine, also saw Peter de Lory, Joan Redmond, lots of old buddies—not as as much fun as other S.P.E.'s though. Love to you both, Ellen forgot to mail this

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Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Ellen Manchester to Bonnie Lambert

Isn't this a famous [Marshall] "Mayer" Great West site? What a town! Was rather chilly when we were there. Did I send you a card from Red Lodge? great town—back to work—Fall Quarter is in full swing and looking good—Nathan's [Lyons] here and in great/rare form! Hope to see you in Nov/Dec. Love Ellen

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Dave Freund to Bonnie Lambert Dave Freund to Bonnie Lambert

Dave Freund to Bonnie Lambert

Dear Bonnie—Glad to hear teaching suits you—I sure didn't have such a good response at first. Thanks for the swell card. It's displayed prominently. I've lately gotten acquisitive & am collecting photo PC's like an anteater collects ants: "slurp!" I think it's a phase. But fun. Pressing less hard in the teaching, enjoying it more. If I wuz rich we'd all have a weekend in someplace like this pitcher. Love, Dave

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Andrea Jennison to Bonnie Lambert Andrea Jennison to Bonnie Lambert

Andrea Jennison to Bonnie Lambert

After my interview I talked with the Mother to assimilate the events. Good to meet [Thomas] Barrow & [Van Deren] Coke. Spent the afternoon on Saturday w/ Anne Noggle at her house. Interesting. Will call. Love—Andrea

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Jack Fulton to Kenda North Jack Fulton to Kenda North

Jack Fulton to Kenda North

Will talk @ LACPS [Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies] 11/25 Kenda: Tanx 4 nice epistle. Wish aye wuz there 2 az aye assume tis @ Breckenridge. Have tried 2 slow down liquor as aye am getting somewhat stout and am even entertaining special acupuncture shots to miraculously quit smoking but am still happy. Best Jack Fulton

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Jim Stone to Kenda North Jim Stone to Kenda North

Jim Stone to Kenda North

Dear Kenda—So far haven't seen your 20x24's (or for that matter, haven't seen Marky) since you left. But I'm sure they preserve your reputation. Was TERRIBLE [sic] disappointed not to see you @ SPE, as I'm sure were Ellen [Manchester], Andrea [Jennison], Mark [Klett] & the rest of the sick crew. It was a blast. Although more sedate than I'd imagined. Probably due to your own absence. I'm finally building a darkroom & ecstatic. Best to J.P. xxx Stone

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Ellen Manchester to Kenda North Ellen Manchester to Kenda North

Ellen Manchester to Kenda North

livin' the high life—valet service, dinner & lunch at the Duchin room—lots of brilliant people from Rolling Stone, American Heritage, etc. Film makers, poets, historians all talking about the "Real West"? Sun Valley looking good—energy at a high level. Ideal Reality!

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Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund

Bonnie Lambert to Dave Freund

Dear Dave—Have we found a bar for you! The Zanzabar. Very cowboy. A bull-rider in a white hat asked me to dance: "Where you from?" "Boulder." "I bought a pickup in Boulder. You a college girl?" "Yes." "I thought so; you look pretty smart. Can I take you home tonight?" "No." "Why not? I'll probably never see you again." "Right." See you in Aug. Bonnie

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Mike Mandel to Dave Freund Mike Mandel to Dave Freund

Mike Mandel to Dave Freund

Dear Davey Will be arriving Wash DC Aug 1 May be arriving NYC sometime thereafter—Larry Sultan & I are coming to research the photographic archives of all govern-dementia so we may be on that side of the world for about 3 weeks. If we do come to NYC I'll call & we'll see you again. Just remember to bring me a copy of those topless girls in the backyard or forget the whole think—Mike Mandel—will be at: [address and phone redacted]

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Larry Sultan to Dave Freund Larry Sultan to Dave Freund

Larry Sultan to Dave Freund

Dear —Ellen M. [Manchester] came by with a sign from you that she's been carrying around presumably in her purse for the past few months. Thank-you for thinking of me and my fat cigars. I hope to be in N.Y. sometime in spring and will give you a call. Hope your life is well and sweet and free of plumbing problems. Best Larry Sultan

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Linda Connor to Dave Freund Linda Connor to Dave Freund

Linda Connor to Dave Freund

Dear Dave, I love the feathers! I put them, with the Chinese paper as background in an old print frame and they are now gracing my kitchen. THANKS. Alaska was BIG! I had a hard time getting a handle on it. The totem poles were too tall. But the worst was my BRAND new delux changing bag turned out to be a fogger when used in the sun. I lost my best shots! I could kill, or maybe sue. Listen to some great music, LOUD and think of me. Love, Linda

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Alan Trachtenberg to Dave Freund Alan Trachtenberg to Dave Freund

Alan Trachtenberg to Dave Freund

Dear David, Belated thanks for the Penny Publishing catalogue. Wonderful food for seeing. W. E. [Walker Evans] would've loved it. ...It's already spring, but happy new year in any case—Alan Trachtenberg

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Gary Metz to Dave Freund Gary Metz to Dave Freund

Gary Metz to Dave Freund

It is exciting and never looks the same, THIS AWESOME BEAUTY, (this is how it looks as it BOILS) just moments away from the glamour and the glitter, the entertainment and excitement, the fun and gaiety. (IT RUNS around the clock.) GM [address redacted]

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Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Paul Briggs to Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer

Dear Bonnie & Marshall—Saw Ellen M. [Manchester] on TV—a short interview w/ pix of [William Henry] Jackson fading into pix of her rephoto project. Very nice. Tomorrow I take my yearly trek up Mt. Audubon (Indian Pks) w/ brother Cole. I always love going up it, and always enjoy views from mt. tops. Hope you are well & happy. Paul

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This whole experience (of reviewing old postcards) is a combination of nostalgia and nausea. Mark Johnstone

Thanks for doing all this; I do have many more cards... Kenda North

This is a really swell idea. Thomas F. Barrow

I'm amazed at the traction your project is getting—it inspires my participation. Dave Freund

This is SOOOO good....I love it.....totally. Lance Carlson

Love this project, will need to do some serious and strategic excavations to find pc's... Ellen Manchester

Very cool to see this. It takes me back! Mark Klett

Good luck with your wonderful project. Sandy Hume

That is a phenomenal website. Thanks! Alan Nakagawa

Ok, my plans for the day are shot! I have to look through some old boxes in the basement. This is outstanding! Sue Robinson

Refreshingly different. Jack Fulton

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Alan Nakagawa Alan Trachtenberg Alfred Appel Andrea Jennison Ann and Jack Vernon Arthur Taussig Barbara Houghton Barbara Migdal Barbara Smith Ben Benschneider Beth Gafarian Bill Edwards Bob Figgis Bob Sauer Bonnie Lambert Brenda Mayer Burnett Miller Carol Duncan Chris Gallagher Chris Wiedmann Clayton Spada Dan Loewenstein Dave Freund David Hamilton David Jekel Debbie Tharp Diane Germain Ed Ruscha Ellen Land-Weber Ellen Manchester Ellen Van Fleet Ellen Whitney Eric Minuth Eric Paddock Eric Renner Evon Streetman Frank Hall Gary Metz Graham Howe Heidi Cost Howard Junker Ian Green Irene Borger Jack Fulton James Bohnen Jenny Phelps Jerry Burchfield Jim Stone Jim Tittle JoAnn Verburg Jody Boyman Joe Deal John Baeder Judith Dunham Judy Coleman Judy Dater Karen Huntt Ken Abbott Kenda North Kris Lewis Lance Carlson Larry Sultan Les Krims Lew Thomas Linda Connor Linda Montgomery Lon Spiegelman Maggie Sauer Mark Johnstone Mark Klett Mark Mayer Marshall Mayer Martha Madigan Mary Virginia Swanson Mary-Linn Hughes Mauro Altamura Maya Ishiwata Michael Ballou Michael Lesy Michael Peven Mike Mandel Miles Forst Mimi Weinberg Myrella Moses Myron Wood Nicholas Devore III Nicki Rousselle Pat Wellenbach Paul Berger Paul Briggs Peter de Lory Peter Galassi Peter Zokosky Richard Notkin Rick and Suzy Titcomb Robbert Flick Robert Fichter Robert Flynt Roberta Heinrich Roella Louie Roger Mertin Sandi Fellman Sandy Hume Sarah Black Scott Engel Scott McLeod Serse Luigetti Seth Mason Sheila King Sheila Pinkel Sherry Wolf Sidney Jason Stuart Klipper Sue Robinson Susan Mogul Susan Morgan Susan Rankaitis Thos. K. Meyer Tim Bradley Tim Peek Tina Barney Tom Breeden Tom Lamb Tom Swope Unknown Vida Freeman Volkert Volkersz Wilson Meader
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