I purchased an old Ventura typewriter at a thrift store and there were two of these black pieces of paper (carbon copy paper, I think?) on which the writer had typed a couple of letters. What begins as a letter submitted along with a payment then intertwines with a heartfelt letter of guilt and loneliness. … Continued
I found this Polaroid on the floor in Goodwill. I don’t know if there was a camera for sale and this is a test photo or if it fell out of an album or what. It’s probably expired film and it looks like it was stuck in the camera and somebody pulled it out. Must … Continued
Found a few years ago in a manila folder labeled “Sgt. Pepper likes to skate” under the bleachers at a college basketball game. Should’ve put the folder up too, was quite interesting and filthy.
Tire tracks all across your back, I can see you’ve had your fun! Found this amazingly deteriorated studio portrait on a street near my apartment. No info on the back. No idea how much time it’d spent in Nature’s Photoshop but I was struck by the artful decay of the whole image. It’s four females, … Continued
Found in a house that once belonged to Thomas Hornsby Ferril, the late poet laureate of Denver. Writing classes and workshops are now held in the building, but in the basement boxes of forgotten items line the walls. This picture was found in a dusty old trunk and was accompanied a letter that was postmarked … Continued
Lake View Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Cleveland– it has such wonderful art throughout. People like President James Garfield, Eliot Ness and John D. Rockefeller are buried there. My favorite memorial is the angel that sits near the Haserot family plot (). I was just visiting there this weekend when I … Continued
I love the colors this photo has been reduced to. On the back it says, “Emily, high school, 2007! It’s been awesome getting to know you over the years! We’ve had so many fun times (wandering around Walmart!) Good luck with all you do!”
I found this at work (an office store that has a copy center) just sitting on one of the display furniture chairs. I took black and white photography in high school and college, and this looks like someone actually developed it themselves in a darkroom. I was trying to think of how they did it … Continued
I was delighted to find this on my walk home from school while passing a construction site. This is the third polaroid I have found on the ground in the past couple months.
I found a disposable camera at the Salvation Army and got the thing developed! I think the one of the couple is cute. I imagine they picked up the camera and took a selfie! There is a weird one that looks like a finger or.. something else…