Thursday, February 23, 2017

Out of the Shadows



Really liked this photo so I bought it.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Three Generations



Is the girl in front a scout?  It's cookie season, and I've found myself running the gauntlet of Girl Scouts selling cookies.  It's not that I have anything against cookies.  As a matter of fact, I like cookies.  I just can't afford them, so leave me alone!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

House Beautiful



Was this their house?  Was this the house they were going to buy?  Was this the house they would have bought had they made enough money?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Here, There, and Everywhere Collection-Me, Without Her



Since I'm spreading this collection out over such a long period of time, I suspect I'm going to be typing out these explanations quite a few times.  I bought a collection of old photos and album pages from an eBay seller who assures me they are all from an estate sale.  I have my doubts.  There are a few repeat characters through the lot, but not many.  Too, there are a lot of different locations, too many I think.  Anyway, that's why I've chosen  The Here, There and Everywhere Collection, which is also the clickable label at the bottom of the post that calls up whatever is up and ready for viewing.

Written on the back of this photo, "Me & Her 1918."  At some point, her got cut away from me.  I suspect me got another her in his life.  No location, but someplace snowy.  It looks like the man in this image is shoveling snow in front of a church.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mother Stealing Pat's Bike



Okay, the actual caption is "Mother & Charlene Pats bike."  But let's be honest, Mother may have had light fingers and she may have been riding off to the local bicycle fence.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Farewell MC, Farewell



I'm miserable.  I had a cold a couple of weeks ago, it ended, and now I've got another one.  I think I did this to myself.  I've always moved around Los Angeles in a variety of ways.  I grew up in a small, rural town where most people walked long distances, and that's a habit I've never broken.  I get around on my bike, I drive, and I use mass transit.  Anyway, I turned 62 in January, qualified for a senior's transit pass, so I'm spending more time on the buses, trolleys, and subways, surrounded by coughing people.  You'd be surprised  how many people fail to over their mouths while hacking away.

So, I really need to get some rest, but my throat's sore, so I can't get to sleep.  So, what else is there to do but add another post to The New Found Photography.

Written on the back, "MC Farewell, Bernice Huestis, Dixie Holden, Norma Sharp, Rosanut Schwick."  And yes, I did look up Rosanut, and it is a real name.  The photo was printed the "WEEK OF JULY-57."  What's interesting is that this photo was taken just twelve years after the end of World War 2.  We like the image of huge numbers of American women trudging off to war work, but the fact is, most stayed home.  Most women who worked in war plants were lower middle class and below.  This doesn't look like a wealthy household, so I'm betting that at least one or two of these ladies built a plane or two, their husband or boyfriends came home and they became housewives.  Were they bored by afternoon parties, or relieved to be at home.  Depends on the woman, I guess.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Small Town, Small Photograph



This photo is just a bit over one inch long, and appears to have been cut from a larger image.  Late nineteenth, early twentieth century would be a good bet.