Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The writing on the back of the photo was a bit smeared, and I had some problem making out the bottom couple of lines, so have at it. I like the idea of Early and our model roaming around the country side, Kodak in hand, taking pictures. I'm intrigued by the idea of her friend, posing with a big doll. And, how do arms look comical? Old photos usually have more questions than answers.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
For those too young to remember film, or those not photographically inclined, proof sheets are the thumbnails of conventional image making. In a nutshell, a roll of film gets cut into strips, laid on top of a piece of photographic paper, a sheet of glass, turn on a light, and biff, bam, boom, you've got a quick reference print of every frame of film. Someone cut out this very tiny frame from a proof sheet. No doubt, from a commercial photo shoot.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
I know. It's a lousy photograph. But the idea that a woman would dress up to take a walk in the woods is so foreign to me that I had to post it. Let's hope the waterfall was close to a road. Let's hope that she wasn't navigating a rocky trail in heels.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Written on the back, "Aunt Stella's Vera." Very curious wording. Why not cousin Vera? Am I reading too much into this? I keep thinking that Vera was Aunt Stella's special friend. We'll never know.
There's also a very faded stamp. "REGAL MAGIC-EYE ENLARGEMENT FEB 23 1945 QUINCY-MASS"
Friday, July 25, 2014
Arbor isn't a word much heard anymore. An arbor is a shelter created by tree branches. They can be made by creating a framework that directs tree growth, or they can be created more naturally by pruning errant branches.