Management and Staff

Founder

James Lantos
A former medical researcher and programmer with over 25 years of experience, Jim graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and also pursued post-graduate studies in the sciences and computer science at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts. He has worked as a computing systems consultant in the fields of business, law, and health care and also served as a researcher in brain imaging at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He is currently the chief author and editor of the imprint "Pictorial America" published by Applewood Books (awb.com, Carlisle, MA).

Administration / Marketing

Joanne Quinones
Joanne helped to lead business development over the years and has 20+ years professional experience as both journalist and marketing / media / PR executive. She worked previously as a television news reporter for 8 years with a major New England television station (ABC/WGGB40-Springfield, MA), as a producer/writer at various Boston area stations, as well as a lecturer in broadcast journalism for 14 years at Emerson College in Boston.

Web Programming / Development

Jarrett Wold
For over 20 years Jarrett led development efforts involving web services, web development, digital, portal development and information search. He brings extensive experience designing infrastructure and implementing technology to support large-scale applications for consumer-facing experiences. He directed SEO and core programming for AOL Entertainment (Music, Movies, TV) and served as technical lead for AOL Video 2.0. He also lead the development effort of several major blogs and websites including: bicycling.com, organicgardening.com and menshealth.com. Jarrett has a BS in Information Studies from Syracuse University.

Joe McCloskey
Joe worked for over 20 years at Fortune 500 companies as a developer and software tester. His recent work has been with the pharmaceutical and biotech companies including: Merck, Sanofi Pasteur, Amylin, and Eli Lilly. He has a strong background in Automation and Control Systems. Joe has a BA in Information Science from Temple University, an MS in Computer and Information Science from Temple and an MS Certificate in Software Engineering from Villinova Unviersity.

Graphic Design

Dena Hynes
Dena is a freelance graphic designer with over 10 years of professional design experience and a focus on upscale logos, branding and print collateral. She has a strong art background and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Florida.

Writers / Researchers / Social Media

Edward Moran is the lead author / writer for the upcoming book series “Stories of Historic Americana.”  A literary historian specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American social and cultural history, he was associate editor, under Martin Seymour-Smith, of the World Authors reference series published by H. W. Wilson, initially edited by Stanley Kunitz. Moran was the co-author, with W. Patrick Coyne, of A Bio-bibliography of Clarence S. Day, Jr. (Edwin Mellen Press, 2000). He was literary advisor to the 2006 documentary film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet directed by Oscar nominee Christine Choy, and has contributed many articles about Plutzik's work to the Hyam Plutzik website, the Times Literary Supplement, the Paris Review, Publishers Weekly, Inspicio magazine, and other publications.  He also wrote the Afterword to Plutzik’s Letter From a Young Poet (Watkinson Library/Trinity College, 2016).  Moran had earlier been the associate editor of the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, the English language editor for the Japanese American News Corporation, chief editor of Global Rhythm magazine, and a contributing writer to the St James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.  In 2015, he was one of ten finalists (out of 2,400 entries nationwide) in the AARP/Huffington Post memoir writing competition.

John Gronbeck Tedesco serves as a consultant, editor and writer for SOTP.  He is an associate professor of American Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. His writing has appeared in American Quarterly, Journal of Latin American Studies, Journal of American Studies, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Truth-out.org, TheHill.com, and CounterPunch.org. He is author of the book, Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-editor of Screening American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism (Lexington, 2015).

A scholarly article written by historian Michael Simpson, On Nostalgia, documents the origin of the images used in this operation as well as SOTP’s history and its broader role in the heavily demanded marketplace for nostalgic goods: www.snapshotsofthepast.com/blog/on-nostalgia-2/

Other Contributors:

Debra Balberchak (BA English, Writer, Researcher)
Judith Maas (BA/MA American Studies, Librarian, Boston Athenæum, Writer, Researcher)
Susan Bates (Writer, Researcher)
Lauren Thacker (BA, English, Art History, PhD English, Social Media)

Other

Special thanks to the hundreds of others who have helped to push this along over the years including dozens of freelance programmers, graphic designers, writers, consultants, sales reps, historians, publishers, college bookstore owners, gift/frame/decor shops, galleries, set directors, interior designers, printers, print brokers, picture framers, shippers, et al. Most of all thanks to our many customers!