Picnic!

Had to wait 30 minutes for my doctor to see me, but it was worth it when I found this torn photo in the waiting room.

‘Till Death Do Us Part

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.

Mardi Gras

I found this photo in a discarded photo album. On the back it states that this is a photo of Susan and Joseph at a Mardi Gras Parade. I can appreciate how the sea of people parted so that this picture could be taken.

Beautiful Day for Fish

He looks very content with where he is in life right now; it’s wonderful to see that. I also love that every thing seems to be one shade of blue or another… his shirt, pants, the water, his hat, the sky.

Ladies’ Man

I found this treasure walking in the Potrero area of San Francisco. It was at the corner of Harrison and 24th.  My friends and I find it totally charming and hilarious. We’re laying bets on the era it’s from.

WANTED!

Found at the Lavaca St. Bar in downtown Austin near midnight on July 4th, 2009. The bar has a photo booth where patrons can get in and take silly photos, this was sitting on a table next to the photo booth.

Lame Andrew

I found this treasure in a library book on love in Dante’s Paradiso. It made my research process much more enjoyable and entertaining.

Ma and Pop

I found a USB thumb drive on the ground in the parking lot at Lowes that had scanned images on it. This picture is one from a series of photos of this couple, all titled “Ma and Pop.” It’s clear that they were together throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s and had at least one … Continued

Unknown Boy

I found this photo lying in the street on my way to college a few years ago, soaking wet in a puddle beside a rubbish bin. I think it probably dates from the 1950s or 60s. It seems such a shame someone would want to throw him away!