THE “DOG DAYS” OF SUMMER [1962]

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© Richard Knight
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[Gloucester, Massachusetts, August, 1962]

No cable TV

No DVD

No CD

No Ipod

No Ipad

No Internet

No cell phone

No problem!

42 responses

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    OHH!!! It's a fantastic image!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Reminds me of an old Spencer Tracy move "Captains Courageous." The blue cast could be corrected with Photoshop.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    My daughter and I were just talking this morning about how wonderful it would be if we could go back to the days before technology took over the world!! This capture of you and your sisters certainly embodies the spirit of those times of innocence and joy. I'd be willing to bet that whoever was taking this photo never even noticed the 3 young men walking by in the background. In today's society, their presence would be duly noted, and undoubtedly a label would be affixed to them---friend or foe. As much as I use my technology, I would love to go back to those simpler times. (sorry....didn't mean to blather on, and I DO love this photo--the three of you are absolutely adorable!!)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    I think the blue cast varifies its authenticity! Excellent!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Love it! Although you are not your usual smiley self in this shot! Love my technology too!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Richard, really Stunning !!!!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Nice work!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Love it...I love my technology but your words are on-point!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    You are right Richard...

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Great picture and I love the statue behind I get away from technology in some ways on the daily walks my husband and I are taking... but not entirely because my digital camera goes along with me... personally I am glad that computers were invented and I was delighted when we got our first TV set.....It brought us a whole new world that I never knew existed

  • JanElle

    JanElle   said (2 Aug 2012):

    I love the authenticity of this image.. great tones and so 60`s after all! I love some of today`s techno gear, namely digital cameras, satellite tv and internet, etc., but a lot of it I can.. and do.. do without. If I had it I`d never get anything done, and when would I find time to really smell the roses? A lovely capture of you together with a great background.. and a priceless keepsake, Richard!!

  • rashmi a

    rashmi a gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    love it ,very nice

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    COOL SHOT. There is a lot to say in favour of film. It sure made you compose a shot before you took it

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    Nice image

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    Great image... and those were really the BEST DAY of our lives.. I see parents bringing IPads for their kids to watch movies in the restaurants now.. :( just sad

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey   gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    The "good old days", may we always remember.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (3 Aug 2012):

    Think I might come back as a Hippie and live off the land like 'The Good Old Days" Life sometimes gets like a merry-go-round, and you want everything to stop so you can get off! Love the wonderful 'real' value of this image.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (3 Aug 2012):

    I do love my technology 'toys'. They open up so much of the world to us, we meet friends that we would have never met had it not been for technology - JPG friends for instance : ). Still, I grew up in the 50's and 60's, it was such an innocent and peaceful time. I used to wonder at the comic strip Dick Tracy and his wrist watch that was like a walkie talkie or phone, thinking how wonderful it would be to have something like that - and now just about everyone has a wireless device or two or more with them at all times. I know that I do : ). I love this photo from your past, Richard!!!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    Big and beautiful picture Dick. The monument is certainly famous, I'm sure you've already seen in some old movie.

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    Great 'memory' shot. I like some of the modern tech stuff, but there is so much that isn't worth having. As one person said above, bringing entertainment for the kids to a restaurant HUMBUG. Same for video games and movies in a car, especially on long trips. Comic books were good enough for me, they are good enough for everyone HARRUMPH ;-) Seriously Richard, I love this photo, and magnified it to check out the expressions better. Love your 'will you please hurry with this shot so we can do something interesting' look.

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    was expecting my fourth child and life was soooo good and easy. wonderful job !!!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    It's too late now, but it would be great to turn all the technology off, if even for a day. Wonderful shot; wonderful memory!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper   gave props (4 Aug 2012):

    A favorite statue. Great vintage image.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    62........that was a very good year, in spite of the lack of tech toys! nice shot Richard.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (5 Aug 2012):

    This is such a great shot, the cars, fashion, the tone of the shot, Richard, you look like a a typical moody teenager in this shot, love it :-)))) Oh and great tune btw

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (5 Aug 2012):

    I wanted to add more to what I said before....We don't have cable, living in the country, nor
    do we have Ipod, ipad or a cell phone...and we get along fine without those extras...but I love my digital camera and the computer as slow as it is with dial up connection ...I am awed by the advancement in technology since "the good old days"...and I am so thankful we are living in the generation where we have these tools to work with...We have to live with the now which is what I told my late mother many times and my late father whose birthday would be today...They missed life how it was in the 1930's but those days are over never to return...Enough said and I hope I haven't stepped on anyone's toes with my opinion.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    Richard, this is perfect -- I remember the height of technology for me was a hand held transistor radio that I loved to death, Long trips to the library, down to the shore, and just lazing around. You have captured the memory.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (8 Aug 2012):

    Delightful, Dick. Gosh, this takes me back to when I just turned ten, a time when I felt free and fearless. I so wish my granddaughters could experience the freedom I had back then. Happily road my gearless bike all over the Chicago suburb I lived in. Sadly now so many kids can't go anywhere without an adult.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (9 Aug 2012):

    A cool stroll through yesteryear!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (9 Aug 2012):

    great work

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    I really love the tones and composition in this photo, Richard! My, my, my, 1962 was the year I graduated from high school....where DOES the time go? I have to tell you that Dave and I both agree wholeheartedly with your post. We have also agreed we will do no more electronic upgrades. Enough is enough! Thanks so much for submitting this fantastic photo......a step back in time. Yes, things WERE BETTER then.

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    Cool shot!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    wonderful photo and I love most especially the " No....." I realized that I can live without the computer, at least for 2 weeks. Iphone, for 8 days just because it is so expensive to go roaming and also no service when you are at sea. BUT, due to necessity, I have to access the internet and it cost me US $75! By the way, sorry if I did not mentioned before that we went to Vancouver for a high school reunion and did Cruisin' Alaska with a newly retired hubby. :-)

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Aug 2012):

    ...No worries...from the look of things...

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    Powerful !!!

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    It's great to go back to those days. Lovely memory.

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire said (22 Aug 2012):

    Memories,A moment in time gone forever!!

  • Rosemarie Ouellette

    Rosemarie Ouellette said (31 Aug 2012):

    Maybe a little Blackberry? The juicy kind that is.
    Super shot to nudge those memories.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Sep 2012):

    What a treasure this is!!!!!!!!!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond   gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    Second grade. . . good times. :-) R

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    This picture brings back some great memories,

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