The Lee Vold Gallery 2020-2021 – Catching the Daily
Lee Vold Gallery 2020/2021 “Catching the Daily”
“Catching the Daily,” captures a spectrum of daily happenings from pageantry to playtime from Mahwah’s community. It features a cross section of popular events within Mahwah’s Township during the 1980s -90’s.
Included in this series of photographs is a “Grand Entry” pagaent of Ramapough Mountain Indians walking toward the annual Pow Wow festivities, a “Headless Horseman” (alias local school principal) riding his horse on Halloween leading a parade of children, and a teenage Eagle Scout pinned by his Scout Leader in a very solemn moment. More playfully, Vold captures 3rd graders proudly perched in a human pyramid atop tires during recess. A 5-year-old youngster beams joyfully displaying his winning Rainbow Trout at the town’s annual Fishing Contest in “Catch of the Day”. A senior citizen’s group of “Happy Tappers” enthusiastically encourages young readers to “Blast off into Reading”.
Lee Vold, a longtime Mahwah resident and photojournalist for local newspapers, spent numerous years capturing the daily events of Mahwah. She made a point to note names and relationships of local people, their titles, and roles in the community on the backs of her hundreds of photos, including many who played an active role in Mahwah’s community. We are thankful she did. Take a closer look….. Chances are, if you live or lived in Mahwah, you’ll recognize a name or two.