Things have certainly changed since our business was founded in 1947. Back then Harry Truman was president and we were a small photography studio and custom framing shop. My parents, Owen & Marian Nance created this little enterprise and moved their family of three boys to the corner of Bellemeade & Green River Road in 1958. They bought an old farm house built in 1922 and added a small storefront with living quarters in the back. My brothers and I grew up right on this spot. At the time our section of Bellemeade was a short gravel road that was two blocks long, separated by a 100acre farm with ponds and dilapidated barns. Our neighbors had a chicken coop and cherry trees, and the neighbors next had a turkey farm – long since gone and now occupied by Barnes & Nobel.
If you notice our logo, you will see my father in the circle, an image from a photograph that was taken in 1947 by my uncle during a snowstorm in Garvin Park. It’s my favorite photo of him and we keep it displayed above our office door.