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South Point woman seeking subject of photo taken by her father in studio

Aug. 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A local woman is searching for the subject or family members of the subject of a portrait her father took in his Huntington studio, Proctor Studios.

Maxine Slack of South Point has had the photo, along with many others, since her father, Lowell McComas, passed away in the early 1990s. The black and white photo is of a young girl, possibly from the 1950s or '60s, wearing a white dress and holding a small toy car. It's titled "Wistful Miss."

"I've had it for all these years, and I have no idea who the young girl is," Slack said. "I just want to find someone who will appreciate it."

Slack said she hopes someone will recognize the young girl.

"Odds are it would be wonderful for someone to have," she said.

McComas learned photography while in the Navy, then went on to be a photographer at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, before opening his own studio, Proctor Studios, in Huntington.

Slack said she thinks the photo may have won an award at one time during a state convention. Anyone recognizing the girl in the photo may contact The Herald-Dispatch at 304-526-2788.

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