Family Photos: Porter L. Hovey, Sr. in South Africa, 1967

My dad, Porter Lamson Hovey (my sister is Porter Lindsay Hovey), spent the fall of his 22nd year living on an Afrikaner farm in South Africa.  These are a few of the photos, scanned from slides (which, despite honest attempts at dusting, appear to be lined in fur). Porter Lindsay and I discovered them this morning in an old slide reel buried in one of the boxes we picked up from a storage unit in Kansas City in December. What treasures!

That's my dad...who looks and dresses exactly the same today, down to the tassel loafers.


  1. Polly says:

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  2. Polly says:

    What an amazing treasure. Your dad looks very modern - as if he is pasted in. I guess that's a true sign of classic style!

    My father has many slides of his war years in Korea and Japan. Now I'm suddenly dying to get my hands in them.

    What sort of equipment is needed for scanning?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wait, your dad and aunt had the same first name?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oops sorry read that wrong!!!

  5. What treasures!
    (I want that red bus!)

  6. What an amazing find. The photos of my mom and dad on vacation in the 60's are pretty tame--unless you count Spring break in Ft. Lauderdale. What an adventurous family you have.

  7. Cindy says:

    Wonderful slides!
    Not sure if you're familiar with Polaroid image transfers, but if you find someone with the correct equipment you could have them printed on cloth or paper as card or small scale art.

    The process isn’t difficult (um except the paper soaks for about a week); finding the equipment is the tough part. Maybe one of your friends or on of your readers has access to what you’d need.