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Alphonse Bell Coming Out of Saloon

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Alphonse Bell Coming Out of Saloon

In 1905 Lil Palmer received a license to operate the Saratoga Saloon (1321 Main today). Seen exiting the bar is Alphonse Bell, followed by Fred Caricof. Walking toward the saloon is Mr. Baxter, unknown man and Roy Mercier. Photo came from Ray Palmer

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The Raymond Family

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The Raymond Family

Roy Raymond moved to St. Helena in 1933 to work at Beringer Winery. There he met and married Martha Jane Beringer. Their sons are Roy, Jr and Walter. In 1974 the Raymonds struck out on their own to found Raymond Winery on Zinfandel Lane. The first estate bottled Raymond wine was released in 1977. Here Roy, Sr and sons Roy, Jr, Walter pose in the Raymond Winery tasting room circa 1980.

Chick Harrity has been a working photojournalist for 60 years starting on a medium sized daily in his hometown of Reading, PA in 1956 where he spent 9 years learning the basics from the legendary Clifford Yeich. He joined the Associated Press in 1965 as a picture editor on the New York desk, went back to shooting as AP’s Albany, NY photographer in ’66, spent a year in Chicago in ’67 and transferred to their Washington DC bureau in 1968 where he began covering the White House. In 1981 he moved across town to US News & World Report magazine where he was named Chief Photographer in 1984 and stayed until 2001.

He then moved to Calistoga, CA where he is currently an occasional contributing photographer for the Calistoga Tribune, a thriving weekly newspaper with a circulation of almost 1,000.

Major awards include the White House News Photographers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, The National Press Photographers Association George Sprague Memorial Award, the Leica Medal of Excellence for Photojournalism, the White House Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year and the Associated Press  Managing Editors Award of Excellence.

“I have always thought of myself as being very fortunate to have been in a position to record history for over 50 years and the opportunity to photograph every President from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush has been icing on the cake.”

“The luck continues because I now have the pleasure of continuing to learn something new every day by shooting the Artists and the Winemaking process in the beautiful Napa Valley.”