Monday, September 25, 2017
Is it a lake, a river, a bay? Some of the early posts from this collection were from The Adirondacks, so maybe it's upstate New York. Then again, maybe it's not.
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Also, damaged emulsion. What looks like a paper hat on the lady is actually part of the print literally pealing away from the paper. So, no info on the print, guessing from the twenties. Just think, in three years I'll have to be more specific.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
I've gone through this before, but what the hell, let's repeat. Awhile back, I bought an envelope of photos from an eBay dealer who assured me everything was from a Wisconsin estate sale. Anyway, I'm always aware that dealers are as likely to tell you what they think you want to hear, as they are the truth, so with a big grain of salt....another from The Here, There, and Everywhere Collection. (Clickable in labels for more pictures and info.)
This photo is mounted on a fragment of an album page. Written on the back of the page, "Bedford 1944." Bedford, Massachusetts is my best guess. New England, snow, it's a fit. Although, I also found a Bedford in New Hampshire, another snowy, New England locale, and a Bedford from my own home state, Pennsylvania.
And for those wondering, if it's white on the print, it's black on the negative. The snow is easy to explain, but the white out around the parent's heads: the film may have been exposed to direct light while the film was being loaded or unloaded from the camera, or that area might not have been developed.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Written on the back, "Dec-1961 Miller Co." To put it mildly, there are a lot of Miller Companies in the United States. At first I thought it was a company with an all black work force, albeit with a white boss. (See the guy on the far left.) But, after I blew things up, I noticed that there were a number of white people in the background. I'd love to know if the employees self segregated, or if the party organizer purposely seated all the black workers at the same table.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
It seems to me that we live in a culture that's terrified of aging and death. Fact is, the only way we can avoid getting old is to die young, and we all end up dying. So, two grannies, dated "July 4, 1957," from back in a less self obsessed age.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
I've made this point before, and with this album page, I'm able to make it again. While the Great Depression was devastating to the lives of many, others survived, and even thrived during the era. It looks like these two kids were never hungry or homeless. My father, born in 1919, was both.
For those who can't make out the writing: Above the kid with the toy airplane, "July 1930." Below the beach photo, "August 1930 3yrs 10 mos."