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Sam Hyde stands next to a library ladder in one of the aisles in his store, Hyde Brothers Books.


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Sam Hyde was the owner of Hyde Brothers Books on Wells Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

I made this portrait of him standing in one of the aisles of his store, next to one of the library-style rolling ladders used to access the top of the floor to ceiling shelves. He's holding a biography of Franz Kafka and wearing a "Wells Area Merchants" t-shirt.

I made this photograph a little over a year before Sam died. He passed away on July 9, 2019. He was one of the kindest, most generous people that I have ever known. When I was a young artist struggling to make enough money to live, Sam often gave me books that he thought I would like. He did the same for others, as well. Hyde Brothers is still open, owned by Sam's wife and managed by one of his longtime employees under the supervision of the store's two fat cats, Scout and Sherlock.





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