Park Slope Ladies

Found this negative on 7th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues on trash day on a street where many old timers live. Must have been a two-for-one sale on hats and shoes that day the picture was taken! The negative was unusually large, 7mm x 11mm. They sure had cool cameras back in the day.

Well-Groomed Vagabond

The room of the clean-shaven squatter. This documentation of desolation is overwhelming and yet strangely warm. I have had this and a few other very interesting photos for many years. I found it in a box from an antique store.

Unicorn!!

I work in a public library, every day i find amazing stuff stuck in books, this is one of my favorites found between the pages of “baby girl.”

Wedding Photo

I had gone to the recycling center to drop off my cans, glass, etc. and found this memento on the asphalt between the big dumpsters for`plastic and paper. I want to think this is a mistake. Why would someone throw away a wedding photo? I am guessing it is from the 1930s, possibly the 40s. … Continued

Day in the Woods

This was found at an old house that my parents rented when I was a kid about 25 years ago. It was with a small pile of other photos from the same era wrapped in brown paper and stuffed in the corner of a closet. The landlady, who’s father had owned the house, had no … Continued

Push Comes to Shove

Discovered within the pages of a book at a bookstore in 1990. A handwritten note on the back reads: Bob – me – Lonesome Sierra Vista April 1952.

Lunchtime

From an exposed roll of film inside a Brownie camera found at a Goodwill around 1978.

A Cup of Tea

From a strip of negatives found on the street in Cairo.

The Athletes

Found in the trash that was being discarded by the yearbook staff when they were cleaning out for moving. No names, dates, or other identifying info.