Happy 90th, Larry Untermeyer!

Larry Untermeyer turns 90 years young today.

The noted photographer — who has exhibited in countless shows, and whose shots enliven many local publications (including, gratefully “06880”) — was born on this lucky day: 7/11.

Larry Untermeyer with his aerial photos of Westport. They’ve been featured for years in a hallway exhibit at Town Hall.

The new nonagenarian shows no signs of slowing down. He recently returned from 6 weeks in Greece.

We’d ask him the secret of his longevity. But we can’t get him to stop and answer.

Happy birthday, Larry!

Rice fields, northern Vietnam. (Photo/Larry Untermeyer)

19 responses to “Happy 90th, Larry Untermeyer!

  1. Matthew Mandell

    Happy Bday Larry.

    If you don’t know this guy, you should, he’s great, loves the town and has taken some great photos from the ground and in the air.

    • Matthew captured it perfectly. And last summer, Larry was sailing in the Mediterranean—amazing. Hope you have a great one.

  2. Best Compo Beach photos ever👀🇺🇸

  3. Laurence S. Untermeyer

    Dan…Many thanks for your Kind Words, seeing my name in print and or my photographs displayed on walls and in books here and there continues to surprise me, who me? …Larry

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    • Well deserved, Larry. Enjoy the comments!

    • Love the photos! And before drones, even(!)

      I have actually scanned those photos at City Hall, looking for _really_ old pics of our area. Probably before your time, but I’m wondering if you have anything of Saugatuck Shores c. 1930s-40s?

  4. Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

    Happy Birthday. I love your photos. I am totally amazed at your age. Are you sure that Dan did not make a mistake and hit 9 instead of 5?

  5. Happy B’dy Larry from Suzanne and me.

  6. What lovely recognition for Larry, Dan. His photos are great, his energy is amazing, and he has had, and still has, a wonderfully interesting life. I always love seeing and talking with him. He is one of Westport’s treasures.

  7. K .F. Spearen

    You don’t look a day over 65 Larry .. We’ve had many fine conversations at the local Coffee Ann . Have a Wonderful Birthday

  8. Rindy Higgins

    Happy Birthday, Larry!

  9. Paul and I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Larry.

  10. Robert Mitchell

    All the best, Larry. Proud to have you on our Board (Westport Historical Society).

  11. Never would have guessed Larry’s age. He is almost as beautiful as the wealth of photographs he has created over those many years. Happy Birthday.
    Don Bergmann

  12. Michael Don Sullivan

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday Larry! Always enjoyed your visits to Oscar’s when I was working there! I think of you often.
    Michael Sullivan

  13. Good going, Larry. Many more happy birthdays!

  14. Happy birthday, Larry. I love your photos!

  15. Happy birthday from Mary & Howard Maynard

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