Friday, December 6, 2013

American Barn Stories and Other Tales From the Heartlands

                 This post falls under the, "Other Tales From the Heartlands" category
                  and is a reprint from a post on Facebook -- all links etc. are good.

Here's a print from a Kodachrome slide shot on a dark rainy night back in 1987  on the rain-slicked streets of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin USA.

It captures a special moment in the life and time of Hanny's Restaurant, a local, small town diner known to many over the years in the Lake Geneva area and beyond.

And now that it's gone, this image becomes that much more special.

Over time, people enjoyed the pic so much that I had a press run done 6 years ago to generate poster-sized prints, and since I still have some of them left and available for sale, I thought I'd put them out there.

It might be a great Christmas gifting idea for some, so here you go.

Many people compare the feel of the image to Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks' from 1942 where people sit at an outside diner in New York City late at night, sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes. 

This Kodachrome image is printed on a really nice 80# Gloss Cover Stock with varnish at a standard print size of 18"x24" to make framing easy.

Printing Press: Two-color 40" Heidelberg Sorsz, two passes.

Camera and film: Pentax Spotmatic F with standard lens and Kodachrome 64 film. Exposure was not recorded.

Price: $19.95 plus $5.00 S&H. Standard mail in 3" tube. Signed and numbered by photographer Tom Laughlin.

So take a look and see what you think.

Online orders happen thru the legacy website at

Note that this is a Paypal site, and if you don't Paypal, email me at and we can work it out.

Also, as the online order form offers the older price of $19.95, I decided  to hold it there and offer people a holiday special. The latest, current price on the street is $24.95, but thru this Facebook offer, you can enjoy the discount!

Once this post gets out there a bit I think I'll also put out the newspaper clipping where I'm presenting the first print, #001, to Doris Hanny, who opened the restaurant with her husband Jim in 1939, the day after their wedding.

All for now, thanks for clicking in -- more later!