The seated man is some distant uncle on my grandfather's side.

My mother tells me that the two in the picture were "friends": buddies, comrades, tent mates. She just doesn't realize the implication of their pose or the titles she gives them.

photograph and story submitted by Stephanie Gibbs
during the exhibition
"Telling Our Own Stories: Florida's Family Photographs"
at The Southeast Museum of Photography
in Daytona Beach, Florida, June to September 1997

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