Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects

To learn more about this challenge, please click here.


The following photos are from our family archives.  The first one was originally in black & white. I just upped the black a bit. This photo was taken in Shiner, Texas, in 1963, on David’s grandpa’s farm. It is a cotton picker and these things are huge. Seated on the ground is David’s Uncle Glenn. The man standing on the other side of the tractor is David’s grandpa, Leon Wallis Roberts. Seated on the tractor is David’s daddy, Robert Bruce McClendon. He is holding David. In front of them stands David’s older sister, Sandra. We believe that David’s mother took this photo.


Bruce, David, & Sandra McClendon with Glenn & Leon Roberts. Shiner, Texas 1963.

The following photo was originally taken in color. It is of an entirely different kind of large subject.  It represents the big love of a grandpa for his granddaughter and hers for him. This photo was taken at our oldest daughter’s first birthday party, which was held at McDonald’s in Anderson, South Carolina. My daddy, Jimmy Ray Gunter, is holding our little Laynie. She is wearing a dress that was made by David’s mother, Merle Roberts McClendon, the daughter of Leon Wallis Roberts (in photo above).  David took this photograph.

Papa Jim and Laynie

Jimmy Ray Gunter and Laynie McClendon, 7 December 1991


Please also see David’s  contribution to this challenge at Random Thoughts and Observations. Thanks!

About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 14 years now. David and I have been married for 34 years. Our children are grown. Some are here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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3 Responses to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Great photos for tis week’s theme. thanks for playing. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Cee-BW-Challenge-Large-Items – WoollyMuses

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