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Subject: [Leica] Sam Hyde - Hyde Brothers Books
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:52:10 -0500

On Wed, 10 Jul 2019 Christopher Crawford <chris at

>I just learned that Sam Hyde died yesterday. Sam was the owner of Hyde
Brothers Books, an incredible used book store in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I've
>been buying books from Sam since I was young, and probably half of the
2000+ books that I own came from Hyde Brothers.

>Sam was one of the kindest and most generous people I knew. When I was a
young artist, struggling to make enough money to live, he often gave >me
books that he thought I would like. He also loved Cats, and always had one
or two of them living in the store at all times. I?ve posted several
>photos of the cats here over the last few years.

>This is so sad. Here is a photograph that I made of Sam behind his counter
12 years ago. Notice the ball of fur curled up in front of him!


>Chris Crawford

>Fine Art Photography
You have this fine photo of him as well as the good memories.

Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
amr3 at

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