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Images from the Dear Lawrence photo project

July 2012 update: We're once again accepting photos for the Dear Lawrence project. Scroll down to see some of the new additions.

Members of our photography staff, local photographers and all of you are invited to participate in our Dear Lawrence Community photo project. These are some of the great photos we've received so far, but there's still time to participate. Get out your old photos and your cameras and start submitting. You can do it via email to dearlawrence@ljworld.com, by posting a photo on our Facebook page wall at Facebook.com/LJWorld, or submitting an image at ljworld.com/dearlawrence.

Dear Lawrence: In the old photo are Gib (Gilbert), right, and his son George, who opened Francis Sporting Goods in 1947 selling mostly fishing and hunting gear. Ten years later they moved its Calcutta poles and hunting jackets across the street to a larger retail space at 731 Massachusetts. Inventory expanded to boats (as seen in the '57 picture). Guns, baseballs, gloves, athletic shoes, letter jackets and tennis rackets followed. The new photo also shows George and his son, Jon Francis, in front of today's swim suits and shorts. Photo by Carol Francis and family

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