Slow Dance

A favorite from a discarded photo album found in a dumpster.

Unknown Boy

I found this photo lying in the street on my way to college a few years ago, soaking wet in a puddle beside a rubbish bin. I think it probably dates from the 1950s or 60s. It seems such a shame someone would want to throw him away!

Trick on the Big Guy

During high school renovations, the yearbook was discarding “trash,” which was a treasurefest for finds such as this.

Christmas 1994

I found this picture in a diary at a rummage sale. Apparently the pretty little girl in this photo grew up to be a pretty young lady. However, at the time she was writing this diary she was in college and planning on achieving her dream of becoming a fashion designer. Let’s all hope she … Continued

Merry Christmas, 1922

A friend gave me her grandmother’s antique bureau, and told me to look for old notes, as the grandmother had the habit of writing down the history of her furniture, and placing it somewhere on them. I didn’t find any notes, but I did find this old photo of a gentleman and his dog. The … Continued

Dress-up Kitty

I think this gem was from the 1800s printed on a large glass plate negative that I found.

Big Toe!!

I found this in a old china hutch that was purchased from a thrift store. I have no idea who she is or where she was at but she looks happy!

Freddy?

My dad bought some property in this little town called Iola. There was an old barn and farmhouse on the property and I have found lots of cool antiques in the barn. I was helping to take the old sheet-rock off the walls and this fell next to me in the biggest bedroom.

Halloween Relic

I found these set of photos in an envelope in a little op shop where I used to volunteer. When I opened the packet I felt like I was sneaking glances at someones misplaced memories. Did they know they’d thrown them out? Was it a relative who chucked them when cleaning out the deceased house? … Continued

Captain Earl

I found this weathered b&w print in my front yard. I noticed that the image was printed in reverse so I held it up to the mirror to reveal that the embroidered name on the shirt read “Capt Earl.”