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.”

Pioneer Defense Fortifications

Awhile back my Dad gave me an old Yashica TLR camera that had belonged to his father. Inside was a roll of exposed by undeveloped B&W film. Based on the age of the film I guessed it was probably from the 1960s or early 1970s. I was hoping there would be some photos of my … Continued

Our New House

Found in a used book where I work. It looks like a newly married couple showing off their new house.

Drinking and Playing Cards

I found this old Polaroid in a coal miner’s house in the Bull’s Head section of Scranton. I’m not old enough to date the photo, but I’d guess 1950′s. There were other pictures with it, but this is the one I kept.