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j. Gerughty

Social climber
Pacifica
Sep 6, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
I think the negatives are on large glass plates. Have not a clue where to take them to get them printed. There is a small box of black and white prints 11" by 16" i would guess) and a few up on his walls in frames. I am thinking of a shutterfly book but hesitate since i want good quality. If several of us can do this, it would be fantastic. I have a crazy hectic job and a teenager still at home.
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T. Charles as a child in his father's arms.
T. Charles as a child in his father's arms.
Credit: j. Gerughty
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Sep 6, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
Nice. I can scan 8" x 10", and I think Ed has access to a larger scanner.
The negatives on glass plates can be scanned, too. I'll see if Ed has time.
I live in Palo Alto and work in Burlingame, so I could drop by with scanner/laptop or borrow the box and return it. (I'm off to Yosemite tonight for the weekend, though).

Posting images online (e.g. on flickr) would be an effective way to share with the folks now often scattered across the US.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 6, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Credit: edit: Peter Haan

EDIT: I just changed this tiny Supertopo web file to a grayscale after first posting it still in its RGB format. It had been an RGB from ST and I kept it that way to achieve certain balances and out of curiosity as well. Of course it was originally a B/W but posted in RGB, probably scanned that way.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Sep 6, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
Thanks so much for the picture, Jane. What a great photo! Thanks also, Peter, for the enhancement!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Jane, that photo is amazing, like father like son morphologically speaking. The essence of spitting image if ever there was one.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Sep 6, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Yes, I had to go back and read the caption twice to make sure who was the father and who the son. I remembered thinking that I'd never seen him looking quite that neat and tidy in Camp 4 but that his father looked just like him - or the reverse.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 7, 2013 - 08:19am PT
My scanners only go up to about 9"x12" but I'd be happy to help out (and there are some tricks to get digital versions of the images using a dSLR too)

email me details via the STForum mail utility
DrDeeg

Mountain climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sep 7, 2013 - 11:47am PT
Night Vision! Another memory about Tom pops into my head.

In 1964, when Tom was just starting to climb, we did Yosemite Point Buttress a week or so after Sacherer had freed it. We started a bit late, and I was slow at leading the crux, so we arrived on top after the sun had set. I was in a hurry to head toward the top of Yosemite Falls and down the trail, but Tom seemed unconcerned about approaching darkness, and I soon realized why. As we descended the Falls Trail in the dark, there was no way I could keep up and he got to the Valley floor at least an hour ahead of me.

Tom asserted that hiking in the dark was a skill that could be learned, and he taught a few of us later that year in a sojourn to Muir Woods in the Bay Area. Just look when you can for openings, and feel the trail with your feet, he said.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 7, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Jane,

Several things need to happen with Tomís images at this point.

They all need to be gathered together as a definitive or final whole.
They need to be archived digitally (high res scans) with some cataloguing system. Just the scans, no corrections as they are archives.
Corrections/repairs should then be done to the images that you want or are relevant to say, us here on Supertopo and the climbing community.
The more important or relevant images among them should then be made available here and other similar venues.
Perhaps some of these images might find their way into our literature as well, given time. That is how valued some of his work will be, I am certain.

He had a variety of media and some of it is quite important to climbing and some perhaps to Best Studios and the Parks. He was after all a type of professional photographer working at a crucial time in our and the Parkís history. I think you will find glass-mounted large format negatives, 2-ľ negatives (his Hasselblad phase), some 35mm ones ( I remember him having a Leica) and of course prints of varying sizes, some mounted even. Although it mostly will be black and white, I think he did some color too, I remembering back to 1970-71 when I knew him well.

It might turn out you would want a high class service to do this archiving work at least. I would recommend Dickerman in San Francisco on 1141 Howard St 415-252-1300. Although I also do this kind of work, Seth Dickermanís lab is wonderful and very experienced. They also have a website where you can take a look at them: www.dickermanprints.com
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Sep 7, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Thanks Peter, Clint and Ed, from all of us, in offering to help Jane with Tom's pictures. Tom's pictures deserve to be archived properly.
Barry Bates

Boulder climber
Smith River CA
Sep 7, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
It's times like this that I almost regret looking at supertopo. The loss of such a Wonderful person, and old friend that I have not seen for years but have thought about not infrequently is sad news. I'll always remember Tom for his great laugh, wonderful sense of humor, love for climbing and the arts. The last time I saw Tom was not long after he started working at the shipyard. He mentioned the stress he was under and how hard the adjustment was transitioning from climber and artist to a high pressure job in nuclear engineering. I'm not surprised that he pointed out problems and perhaps became a whistle-blower It's who tom was. The world would be a better place with more Tom Gerughty's
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 7, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
I agree Barry.
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Sep 7, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Threads like this are so worthy!

Khanom very nice addition! +1

My sincere condolences to the family and friends.. + prayers

Posts like Jan's are indispensable.

Jim Donini, I hope you could use ur fame to bring forth your message for your daughter.
Gimp

Trad climber
Grand Junction
Sep 7, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Increasing loss of inpatient psychiatric beds in this country is a very real issue. No shortage of marginally legitimate for profit "treatment centers" for the wealthy. But treatment for real organic type psychiatric disease is hard to get, particularly if a crisis occurs that requires an appropriate hospital setting (even when a means of payment is available).
One of my surgical colleagues just went through the struggle of this process with is own son who despite very good outpatient care was having a severe break that required admission.
No easy answer as "real" psych beds are very expensive and have low profit because of poor payer mix.
Health care dollars are just not spent wisely in this country and are too often gobbled up by an over abundant, over priced parasitic administration that really does not provide the needed element: actual healthcare.
j. Gerughty

Social climber
Pacifica
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:01am PT
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
Credit: j. Gerughty
T. Charles Gerughty 1972 scanned with vintage home scanner-best i can ...
T. Charles Gerughty 1972 scanned with vintage home scanner-best i can do at home
Credit: j. Gerughty
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
Credit: j. Gerughty
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
Credit: j. Gerughty
T. Charles Gerughty 1972 <br/>
prints are larger than my scanner so we had...
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
prints are larger than my scanner so we had to do some cropping
Credit: j. Gerughty
j. Gerughty

Social climber
Pacifica
Sep 8, 2013 - 09:40am PT
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
Credit: j. Gerughty
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
T. Charles Gerughty 1972
Credit: j. Gerughty
T.Charles and younger brother David&#40;who also did some climbing&#41...
T.Charles and younger brother David(who also did some climbing) love the knit sweaters with their initials (note neg is reversed) f
Credit: j. Gerughty
couldn't help myself-had to post Tommy as a young tike on his trike in...
couldn't help myself-had to post Tommy as a young tike on his trike in front of the SF California street flats where he lived and passed away. The same building his mother was born in.
Credit: j. Gerughty
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Jane, those are wonderful! I remember Ton's fascination with slowing down movement in his compositions.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 8, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Since Tom worked in the lab with some of the leading photographers of the century giving seminars there as well as Ansel of course, Tom had astounding opportunities. I always thought he was awfully talented and hoped he would be able to maintain photography as a profession.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Sep 8, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
Thanks for the photos j. Gerughty. I had not seen Tom's work before as he started serious photography after I knew him.
j. Gerughty

Social climber
Pacifica
Sep 8, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Many of you requested to get in touch with Gail. She has been reading your posts. Give her a shout out.Here is her website which has her contact info too.

http://gailritchieceramics.com/gailritchieceramics/contact.html
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