Grey Eagle & Dad

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What it is:

Photo measuring 3.5 x 2.5 inches.  Remnants of black paper are glued to the back from having been mounted into an album.

What I know about it:

Written on the front (as you can see) is Grey Eagle & Dad.  There is a photo developer’s stamp on the back, but it is too obscured by the black album paper to be legible.


My mother, whose nature blog can be found here, lives on an old horse ranch in a (to me) remote area of northeastern California.  Her first and most beloved horse was an old whitish creature named George.  I’m no horse expert, but somehow this fellow Grey Eagle reminds me of her dear old George.  Her husband, Leonard, who doesn’t look like the guy above or wear a hat like that or anything, but is still a decent guy who loves his horses like the guy above, had a birthday this week.  So this photo stuck out particularly as I was sorting pictures, and I decided to post it for him.

6 comments on “Grey Eagle & Dad”

  1. Leonard appreciates your birthday thought. George and Grey Eagle were both gray, thus the resemblance.

    • Glad he likes it. I realize both horses were grays, but there just seems to be a personality similarity, too, insofar as such things can be determined with a photo. I wonder if Grey Eagle liked peppermints, too. 🙂

  2. I love old photos of people with animals. The animals look the same, as though they’re *still* tolerating us. 😉

  3. The name of the horse sounds like an INDIAN name…..beautiful. Now there is someone’s relative, in a unique photograph, and they don’t even know about it. Wow!

    • Yes, I’ve often wondered when somebody would recognize a relative in one of my photos. Hasn’t happened yet. The closest I’ve come is somebody identifying the photographer as a relative.

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