Found this old school small square black and white photo of “Bertha and Mom” (so it states on the back) while walking to work the other day at the corner of S. Charles St. and Ostend St. in Federal Hill, Baltimore. It was in the gutter and had been driven over numerous times, but when I saw it I instantly knew it was my first find.
I was waiting for my sister, who was at the DMV. I took a walk down Main Street and on my way back I saw this photograph on the ground. It hadn’t been there 15 minutes earlier. On the back it is dated 1977. It sure looks it, too.
I was walking home from the gym Haight Street in the morning and this photo caught my eye on. The woman in the foreground was pointing at me, so naturally I picked it up. I love the energy of this image. I’m not sure if they are singing or what but it looks like a party. The woman in white looks like she might be wearing a bridal veil and maybe holding a microphone or bouquet. It’s just a fun photo. I noticed later that it appears as if there is a nail file or something like that in the cleavage of the woman in the sunglasses.
I had gone to the recycling center to drop off my cans, glass, etc. and found this memento on the asphalt between the big dumpsters for`plastic and paper. I want to think this is a mistake. Why would someone throw away a wedding photo? I am guessing it is from the 1930s, possibly the 40s. It has been trimmed to 1.5 x 3″ and has “43″ stamped on the back (a photographer’s proof number most likely).