I bought a packet of photos on ebay that were described as “Vintage Lot of 40 old black and white photographs/portraits Wichita, Kansas WOW”. I ended up being the winner, although that title is dubious in this case. Guess I was curious to see if I knew anyone in the photos. I just received them today, but only recognized a couple of people.
I’ll post a few of them to see if there is any recognition and if anyone wants one! Please! Some of them are press photos taken by LuVerne Paine. She was the first woman photographer at the Wichita Eagle. I’ve copied some text from an online remembrance of her — she died at the age of 91 in 2009.
The Eagle lost another alum this week. LuVerne Paine, the first woman to be hired on the Eagle’s photo staff died this week at age 91. I visited LuVerne last year on her 90th birthday and despite failing health at that time she still had fond memories of her many years spent at the Eagle.