G. G. Granger Photography
GERALD G. GRANGER
© 2018 by Linda M. Granger
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Linda, Gerald's granddaughter, posing with 3 of his life-size prints on permanent display in Lansing Community College's Administrative Building.
State of Michigan, House of Representatives
House Resolution No. 46
Offered by Reps Kirchner, Stockman and Robert M. Montgomery
RESOLUTION COMMENDING GERALD G. GRANGER, STATE JOURNAL STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER, ON THE EXHIBITION OF FIFTY OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALLERIES OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, WASHINGTON D.C.
Lansing 150: A Day in History
Fifty photographs taken by Gerald G. "Doc" Granger were the focus of a Smithsonian Institute exhibit in Washington, D.C., in June 1945.
A Michigan House of Representatives Resolution commended Granger for the honor and for his national and international reputation in the field of photography.
The resolution referred to him as "an outstanding Lansing photographer who has taken pictures around the Michigan Capitol for some 15 years."
He was a State Journal staff photographer where he received and processed the first pictures-by-wire in Lansing. Many of his photographs from the 1930s and 1940s may be viewed at a Web site www.gggrangerphotography.com, maintained by his granddaughter, Linda Granger.
Gerald Granger spoke to many photography clubs. Below is one of the speeches he gave – date unknown, probably near 1944. Delbert was the name he used for his son, Gerald Jr. The “jury” is a group of judges that judged the photographs at salon shows.
At least pictorial photography was lots of fun when you started it. When you made pictures of little Delbert on his birthday, and of aunt Hattie and all the folks at the family reunion, when you took pictures of the big fish the next door neighbor caught, and that night shot of the old home town from Main Street bridge, and the boys at the camera club agreed that it was no masterpiece, but not so bad.
Published March 25, 2007 [ From Delta-Waverly Community News ]
By MARY JO WHITE for Lansing Community Newspapers
DELTA TWP. — Waverly High School grad Linda Granger is a person of many talents. Actress. Director. Founder of the Starlight Dinner Theater at Waverly East Intermediate School.
All on top of a full-time job with the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs.
Most recently, she has become the keeper of her grandfather's legacy.
Linda Granger never knew Gerald G. "Doc" Granger because he died before she was born.
But she grew up with his photos, many of them hanging in family members' homes. She has spent the last two years getting them ready for an exhibit that will open soon at the Lansing Art Gallery.