f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Garland D. Fronabarger, cub reporter

Posted Friday, May 11, 2012, at 12:00 AM

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This picture was taken of the newsroom at the Southeast Missourian in 1928. Left to right: Harry Barnett, Gladys Sutton, G.D. Fronabarger, Bob Slightham, Juel Mosley.

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Frony was a cub reporter at that time. He was hired in 1927. His newspaper photography career would not begin until the middle 1930s.

In a previous blog with audio slideshow, Frony talks about his early career during a 1983 interview.


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  • One of my favorite Cape photos is a silhouette of Frony standing down by the floodwall with his pipe in his mouth. When his estate was sold, a copy of that picture was in it. I was flattered that he had held on to it for all those years.


    He was one of a kind. Fred's blog has shown a artistic side of him that didn't show up much late in his career.

    The man shot some incredible photos. Fred and The Missourian deserve credit for preserving them. Most newspapers throw out old photos when the file drawers get full.

    -- Posted by Ken1 on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 7:48 AM