Looking back in Springfield: Photographers keep an eye the community

Local photographers document their community, capturing the everyday and documenting history for future generations. Howard A. Weber was an early pioneer in developing new photographic techniques. He had worked with officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base on improving aerial photography and even flew with Amelia Earhart to take photos. He worked for the Springfield News Sun and then went on to spend more than 25 years in commercial photography, working much of the time with a partner, C.O. Harrison, shown on the right in the 1930s. Howard’s son, Howard O., better known as “Howdy” was a well-known local photographer and character. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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Local photographers document their community, capturing the everyday and documenting history for future generations. Howard A. Weber was an early pioneer in developing new photographic techniques. He had worked with officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base on improving aerial photography and even flew with Amelia Earhart to take photos. He worked for the Springfield News Sun and then went on to spend more than 25 years in commercial photography, working much of the time with a partner, C.O. Harrison, shown on the right in the 1930s. Howard’s son, Howard O., better known as “Howdy” was a well-known local photographer and character. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Local photographers document their community, capturing the everyday and documenting history for future generations.

Howard A. Weber was an early pioneer in developing new photographic techniques. He had worked with officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base on improving aerial photography and even flew with Amelia Earhart to take photos.

He worked for the Springfield News Sun and then went on to spend more than 25 years in commercial photography, working much of the time with a partner, C.O. Harrison, shown on the right in the 1930s. Howard’s son, Howard O., better known as “Howdy,” was a well-known local photographer and character.

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