Portrait of Ed


Ed was in the recycling business, meaning that he bought and sold scraps and surplus. Ed’s business, National Metals & Surplus, was in Rosamond, California, USA. He was at that location for eleven years. Prior to that, he was situated for twenty years in Lancaster, California across from the old Fairgrounds.

Before that, Ed was employed in Van Nuys, California. Essentially, he was in recycling, surplus and scrap since 1956. “So this has been my this field for over 61 years,” he told me.

Of course, when he first started, he didn’t own a store. He worked for someone else, and eventually acquired his own store.

In this portrait, Ed can be seen standing on his industrial scale.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin ©2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.


About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on November 10, 2017, in photography, Portraits and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great portrait of Ed and great write up on him too, I miss Ed and Joe , well Joe not so much but Ed and National metals was my go to for recycling my used brass I would scrounge out on the desert.

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