More Random Classic Photos from Life in the Grand Valley
These photos feature fascinating people and places in Grand Junction from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and a few shots from the 80s.
Robert Grant Photos From Around Grand Junction - Chosen at Random
When my grandfather, Robert Grant, passed away in November 2000, I inherited his lifetime's collection of photos, both prints, and negatives. From 2000 to 2019, my dad, Arlie Jordan, worked hard at digitizing these prints and negatives. When he died in 2019, I took over the job.
The Difference With These Grand Junction Colorado Photos
These images were pulled at random from a box of Robert Grant photos labeled "People Identified.' That might be a bit of an exaggeration. While several of the images included the names of those pictured, almost none included the identity of all those in the image. In some cases, his handwriting was so bad it was almost impossible to make out the names.
In most cases, my grandpa, Robert Grant, would neglect to write information on the prints. The result: I have hundreds of thousands of prints and negatives with little to no information to go with them. His collection of photos fills countless boxes labeled "People Unidentified."
The Fear I Have About This Project
It's very important to me these photos get in front of the public. They've been sitting in boxes and file cabinets since at least 1985, the year Robert Grant retired.
Looking back on my childhood, I can think of countless occasions where I would accompany my grandpa for a photo assignment. Every once in a while it would happen - he would take a picture of someone who didn't necessarily want to have their picture taken. A few instances come to mind when the unwilling subject of a photo threatened to tear my grandpa's head off.
It is my sincere hope those who are featured here are agreeable to having their photos recirculated. To date, I've never heard one objection. Quite the contrary, most people are excited to see these faces again.
This Represents The End of This Collection
With this gallery, I've published every "sharable" photo from this box. Keep in mind, this box is one of hundreds of such collections of Robert Grant prints. There were several prints from this box that haven't been shared in these posts. Some I can't confirm were Robert Grant photos. Others have subject material unsuitable for a post such as this. Others are damaged beyond repair.
Keep Your Eyes Open for Familiar Grand Junction Colorado Faces
Like always with these galleries, look closely. It happens every time - I get emails from people saying they recognize someone in the photos. From time to time I get a message from someone saying they see themselves in one of the prints. Look sharp, you may see someone you know.