|Pictures and a Book|
08/08/08 08:28 AM
My Dad (Ray Muns - listed in a message above as "Ray Munn" has a bunch of pictures too. I'll ask him to send them and get them scanned. A suggestion: I've used MyPublisher.com to produce photobooks for other reasons. Once created with their free software, it can be uploaded and people can actually look at an online version for free and decide to buy a copy themselves or not - a paperback of 20 pages with 240 photos is 13 bucks (shipping not included).
I'm just a customer of them and otherwise not affiliated.
I wouldn't mind doing this myself, I'd just need digitized copies (with textual commentary for each, if avaiable) of photos. I could even scan them if sent (and then returned to the senders). There are copyright and permissions issues, and as a librarian I know how to navigate through them. My preference would be to have a totally copyright free book so nobody would have to worry about any future reproductions. None of this would be any kind of money maker, just a labor of love.
Comment one way or the other, I'm still asking dad for his photos!
FYI, I verified something I'd been told as a kid: that Sunny-Grand was originally a dirt horse racing track on what was known as the "Sunnygrand Rodeo Grounds."