Nance Gallery History

I thought I’d add a little history about my real job. They’ll be some remodeling going on big time in some later posts. Stay tuned.

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It’s been 66 years since this little enterprise was born. A long time.

I thought I would put together a little history of this place, and show how things have certainly changed over the years. I’ll be rebloging these posts over at my renovation blog at misadventures in remodeling – the other place I spend a great deal of time. One reason is there has been a lot of renovating over the years – most instigated by yours truly. You’ll see.

Mom Dad

Here’s Mom & Dad – Marian and Owen Nance in 1946

Dad 1946Of course dad had to have a flashy car to impress mom. Notice the Nance Studio on the door.

Hudson Hornet 1952A couple of years later he had to get a flashy Hudson Hornet in 1952.

321 S Kentucky Ave at Walnut 1955By the 1950’s the new studio was located at Kentucky Ave. and Walnut St. This was Highway 41 the major North – South roadway…

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2 thoughts on “Nance Gallery History

  1. What fun to see these old photos! Love the old equipment, the wallpaper, and the Hudson Hornet! My dad had a mysterious darkroom in our Milwaukee basement when I was a kid. The red light was spooky. (I worked as an offset printer in college, so I got over that.) Pop also had a model railroad in the basement when I was so little I could barely see over the tabletop. Thanks for sharing your memories and bringing back some of mine!

    • Thanks so much D’Arcy! I have so many boxes of old photos to go through. After all my dad was a photographer 🙂 Funny how certain memories of our childhood remain so vivid. It’s nice to know it brought back some memories for you. Thanks again.

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