I was perusing the Glenville Mercury, finalizing some notes for a chapter on Gray Barker’s college days when I spotted this rare picture of the man himself (Glenville Mercury, Vol 17, No. 9, December 18, 1945). I apologize for the poor quality of the photo, but it is [apparently] a photocopy of an old printed newspaper. The only other photo of Gray that I’ve located in the Mercury was too dark to make out any detail.
Anyway, without further ado, this is Gray Barker in his senior year at Glenville State Teacher’s College
Referring to the photo above, Gray said, “It’s no joke to balance a feature picture in each hand while carrying them from the post office – they weigh about 50 pounds each.”