• Photo
  • Ordering Information
  • Use This Photograph

 

A sign in Fort Wayne's inner city celebrating the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban in 2004. The sign, put up by Tom Ostrognai, says Hurrah for the Second Amendment.

 


Hurrah For The Second Amendment

Local activist Tom Ostrognai posted this sign on one of his properties on Lafayette Street in Fort Wayne's inner city to celebrate the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban. The law prohibited the manufacture or import of semiautomatic assault rifles, though the millions of guns already in private hands in the United States remained legal to buy, sell, and use.

"HURRAH FOR THE 2ND Amendment 9-14-04 and to hell with the newspaper's editorial board and the bureaucrats who lost their jobs over their self-serving vote 10 years ago. Tom Ostrognai"

Ostrognai is a local landlord who became famous in the 1990s for his cable access TV show, where he videotaped drug dealers plying their trade in the inner-city neighborhoods where he owned properties. He played the videos on his show, and mocked the Fort Wayne Police Department for their inability or unwillingness to do anything about the gangs and drug dealing that were beginning to become a problem in the early 1990s in the city. When then-mayor Paul Helmke denied there was a problem with crack cocaine in the city, Ostrognai took him out one night and the two men bought crack from one of the local dealers!

9-30-04

 

 

 

Purchase a print

Print Size Framed or Unframed Price Qty.
15x18 inch Framed $550.00
15x18 inch Unframed $450.00
10x12 inch Framed $400.00
10x12 inch Unframed $300.00
6x7 inch Framed $250.00
6x7 inch Unframed $150.00

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase Prints
by Christopher Crawford

All of my prints are available framed or unframed. I use black metal Neilsen & Bainbridge frames with white cotton unbuffered museum board for the mat and backing board for maximum archival protection. Photographs are printed on an Epson pigment printer using Epson's archival ultrachrome inset for long life.

Credit card payment is handled through Paypal. You do not have to have a Paypal account. When you checkout, you will be taken to Paypal's site. If you have a Paypal account, sign in and approve the payment.

If you do not have a Paypal account, and do not want to sign up for one, there is a link on the Paypal page that says "Don't have a Paypal Account?" Click it to pay without signing up. It will accept your credit card like a normal credit card payment.

Prints usually ship within 7 days. This allows time for me to make your print, and if you have ordered a framed print, to frame and mat it.

Thank you for supporting my work.

 

Fine art photographer christopher crawford holding a framed photograph of a carnival ride called the zipper

This is an 11x14 print of The Zipper carnival ride,
matted and framed for a collector in New York who had purchased it.

 

 

Framed photograph of a red barn with a basketball hoop

 

Can I use this photograph for my website, book, CD, project, etc?

 

Licensing the use of my photographs provides the income that allows me to continue making these images as well as providing for my family.

My work has appeared on numerous book covers, music CDs, and advertisements. They have been used to illustrate magazines and online news articles, and have been used on corporate and small business websites. Please see my Stock Photos page for some examples of the things that my photographs have been used for.

Pricing depends on the type of use. Please Contact Me for a quote.