I found this on the curb behind a house whose contents were being liquidated after the owner’s death. This color xerox, sloppily scissored and pasted onto a plain white sheet of paper, then tagged with a pre-printed caption, seemed like such a mix of forethought and complete carelessness I had to wonder who made it, for what purpose, and just how “proud” they really were. I scoured the sale for any other signs of these two award winners, but found none.
One of several slides found in a Kodak carousel, dated 1970. It’s been fun scanning them in and piecing their story together image by image. Judging by the other slides, this photo was taken at a small family get-together.
A while back, I found a bunch of slide carousels. I don’t know who they belonged to originally, but some of the people appear in multiple slides, so that’s one clue. The dates are stamped on the slides and range from 1970 to 1979. Most are overseas vacation photos, but it’s the family photos which I like best.
This is one of the earlier slides, dated 1970. It was most likely taken during a small family get-together, maybe a birthday or special event. For the sake of the little boy, let’s hope it’s a special occasion! Dad (or whoever) is DEFINITELY holding a lit cigarette to the kid’s mouth. You may not be able to tell, but in the larger version there’s even a cherry (burning) on the end. Also present at the party were at least two other small children, a mom(?), a grandma(?), and at least two other men. And now you know just about as much as I do.
I found this in the boot of my car after I bought it. It’s a Japanese car not sold in many places outside of Japan, privately imported to Australia around 8-10 years ago. When I cleaned out all the carpet inside the boot I found a squished packet of photos that I gather were developed in 1998 at Fujifilm in Japan.
We found this photo in a book (Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain), which we bought from a yard sale in our neighborhood in the summer of 2012. The date on the bottom of the photo is October ’72, but there’s no other marks or writing to help identify her.
This was found in a book at a thrift store. It was in a book where you put images from your home over time. The book was dated from the 1980s. These were the only three images pasted in on the front page. It said “Before” and “After” written on the page of the book near the polaroids.