Ventura Carbon Copy


FOUND by Amber Dawn in North Carolina

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. In the middle I can make out, “adjusting the best I can to being without my dear Valley. She was such a fine person and a lovely wife and we were very happy.” It ends with, “We will see all in October if nothing prevents.” There was a 2nd piece of paper with a single letter, signed Lewis and Valley.

Probably Expired


FOUND by Amber Dawn in North Carolina

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 have passed the test, though. There was no polaroid camera around.