Arthur’s love of photography began in the 1930′s when he took his first picture as a boy in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The love and the photographs continued in the 1940′s during his service in World War Two with the Merchant Marines, where he photographed Ruins at Le Havre, France, canons at Edinburgh Castle, a ship destroyed by a mine sinking in port, and other images from life at sea. After the war, he married and began a family and continued his photographic pursuits. He took pictures of many aspects of life, including tobacco pack houses of the rural South and the culture and people of that time and place. Totally self-taught, he created a small dark room in his home where he could develop and print his own pictures. Although he would never consider himself an artist, it is evident from his pictures that he had a deep understanding of composition, light, and the nature of people. From the 1930′s to the 1990′s, he created a unique portrait of American life. The photographs presented here are all over half a century old and have never been exhibited or seen outside of the family until now.