Episode 7: Fred Comegys

February 28, 2020

If you're a Delawarean there's a good chance Fred Comegys has taken your photo. For over 50 years Fred worked at The News Journal, working his way from errand boy to the most well-known photojournalist in Delaware and one of the premier newspaper photojournalists in the country in the 1970's. Fred joins us to talk about starting out as a photo engraver, scaling the Delaware Memorial Bridge, covering Muhammad Ali, Karl Wallenda, and the career of Joe Biden - and that time he got thrown out of The White House.

Since we reference a few images during the podcast, we've provided links to what we could find so you can see what we're seeing:

Muhammad Ali


Fred's Delaware Memorial Bridge selfie


Iron workers in Wilmington and the roller coaster


Karl Wallenda


KISS back in 1977


And a great video on how photo engraving was done in the 1950's


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