FOUND by Andrew Killmeier in 1st Street and Berendo, Los Angeles, California
I found these negatives on the sidewalk in front of my building. There were several pages leading in a row down the street, but I took only two. There were also some full body shots in which the model is holding two pistols with silencers and her hair is waving around, but that page didn’t scan so well. I’m assuming the negatives were discarded by a thief, or perhaps by the actual photographer. Ah, sometimes I love living in Los Angeles. Sometimes.
I found this as I was cleaning out a house after an estate sale. I’ve seen a couple of cool things at these but this is my favorite so far. On the back of the photo it reads “Thats the way the Krauts surrendered to us, as demonstrated by ‘Yank’ Dennison and ‘Kraut’ Thrueatt, Penn.& Alabama respectively.-(That thing was loaded!), Tangerhütte, Germany” They look pretty relaxed. After having the Germans surrender they must have had some free time.
FOUND by Youthinasia in Ocean Township, New Jersey
This slide was found in a dumpster. Dated DEC ’59, the image was tossed out along with several dozen other family portraits from this era. I’ll leave it to the viewer to determine what this says about the Jersey Shore culture in the late 1950′s.
FOUND by Jessica in Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts
I found a wad of folded up photographs on the ground while walking home. They were fairly aged, as though someone had been carying them around a long time in every kind of weather, really cherishing them and what they stood for.