Saturday, October 1, 2011

Found photo bonanza





These photos are from two contact sheets I bought today at a local antique store for two bucks each. I estimate that the pictures were shot in the mid to late 1950's. I'm also pretty sure that both these sheets, as well as the others that I didn't buy but hope to one day, are all from the same family/estate. These two that I bought today are full of photos of this family's home, their maid, their pets, and a trip to the race track. I love these so much it hurts.

I'll post the rest of these on my scan blog.

6 comments:

Mnmom said...

My ignorance is showing - what's a contact sheet? Great photos!

Caffeinated Joe said...

I always find it unnerving to come across abandoned photos and photo albums at yard sales or flea markets. Seems like such a waste. Such a loss of ... I don't know. Family? Sad.

Dr. Monkey said...

Contact sheets are sheets with thumbnails of all the photos that were shot on a roll of film.

Dr. Monkey said...

I used to feel that way Joe, but now that I can share what I find, I'm loving finding old photos.

kirby said...

These photos look like they could have come from my husband's family album. Can't wait to see more.

ReaderRita said...

These photos are so lovely. I always try to imagine what the stories are that go along with each captured moment in time.
Just think- in the future, no one will be able to find a glorious box of photos @ a garage sale, because they'll all be stored on outmoded computer equipment, which no one will be able to read.
That makes me sad.