Living Room on the Tracks, (Lithia, Virginia)
O. Winston Link (1914-2001) was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the second of three children, a daughter and two sons. Winston's father was a public school teacher and exerted a strong influence on his children. He took the boys around New York City, and showed them many sights, from battleships in the harbor to flights of airplanes - then relatively rare - passing overhead. The elder Link taught his son how to use and care for tools, and Winston not only became a skilled woodworker, but also developed a lifelong love of tools and deep respect for careful craftsmanship. Most importantly, Winston's father introduced him to photography, and he loved it. Winston built his own enlarger while still in high school, and helped to process and enlarge photos for a local photo store.