Meltdown in the Hay

As I was walking out of class one day, I found a small envelope with a picture inside with a small note, that simply said, “So much for a smooth landing” in 2006.

The Divide

I found this photo in a book I bought at an estate sale in my neighborhood. After finding the picture, I went back to the sale to see if there were any others shots like this, but there were only the usual family photos. All I could find out about the family was that they … Continued

From the Farm to the City

Found in two different places, months apart. It’s probably just the photo quality, but it sure looks like it could be the same little boy.

Face Eater

I collect found photos. This one was in a bin at a cool thrift store called Qcumbers. I was awed by the passion in this couple’s kiss– it feels both aggressive and touching. We think of our grandparents’ generation was boring and conservative, but they too were young once and had lives with love, passion, … Continued

Flood

Found this in a storage shed that I bought at auction. The back just says FLOOD, which is pretty obvious.

’51 Friends

I buy distressed houses found this within one built in the ’60s. Not the one pictured here obviously.

Don’t I Look Ambitious

Stopping and browsing at a local yard sale about a year ago, I picked up a copy of Alcoholics Anonymous and found the attached photo. It was probably taken overseas during World War II. At first, I thought it was in the tropics, but the landscape belies that. Perhaps it was taken @ a US … Continued

Girl Group on the F Train

Found this lovely photo on a Brooklyn-bound F train and would love to find its owner. An astute observer noticed that the young women were arranged from happiest-looking to least-happy-looking.

Drag

Found in a stack of old photos.

The Porch

Found in a Portuguese dictionary at a used bookstore, dated on back 1889.