Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Here are a few more of the lost 4x5 negatives that I found in a box recently. 











































16 comments:

nicrap said...

You seem to have hit upon a veritable treasure there! :)

Duckys here said...

You in the high chair is a stitch.

Jen Nifer said...

Ducky! I was born in the 70's. ;-)

Jen Nifer said...

I thinks so too, nicrap. Now to decide what to do with them.... :-)

Thersites said...

Very sinister shadow.... ;)

nicrap said...

What fj said!

Always On Watch said...

I love these!

That shadow in the top one might not be sinister at all. Back in the 1950s, my father took a lot of photos while he as wearing his fedora. Such a dashing figure he was! Dad bore a strong resemblance to Bogie, BTW.

Always On Watch said...

Every little girl in the United States dressed the same way as that little girl in the top photo. My parents took hundreds of pictures on me, and I was wearing a dress just like that -- and the bow in the hair, too.

Jen Nifer said...

Great story about you father, AOW. Do you have many of the family photos? My mom has TONS of pictures in big boxes and I absolutely love to go through them.

Always On Watch said...

Jen,
I have many large boxes full of family photos. Some of them date back to the early 1900s.

I get melancholy when I go through some of the photos. All those long-gone beloved family members -- the ones that I personally knew, I mean.

I should concentrate on the good memories, but doing so is difficult to do.

I'm the youngest of my generation and the only one still alive. Therefore, all of the family photos were handed down to me.

Thersites said...

You should snap digital photo's of them and put them up for their descendants somewhere... lest, like these, they become "lost memories".

Always On Watch said...

Thersites,
I have tens of thousands of photos!

I guess that when I die, my heirs will have to deal with all those old photographs.

**sigh**

Thersites said...

Before my stepmom died, she cataloged her two years "before the mast" sailing in the South Pacific, along with all her pictures. After her memorial service, I got a CD.

You really need to ID those photos, somehow.

Always On Watch said...

Thersites,
You really need to ID those photos, somehow.

Many of the photos have been idenitfied with a note on the back. Mom spent a long time on the task, but we didn't know who some of Dad's family members were -- before Dad's time, I guess.

Jen Nifer said...

AOW and Thersites,

I think it's priceless to have those photos. In fact, with everything being digitized, I wonder what future generations will do when all of their family photos are stuck on a hard drive in a closet somewhere. It's so weird to me that there are young families with absolutely NO physical photographs of their kids. I think it's very important to print our digital pics. Because, thirty years ago we had floppy disks...now cd's and thumb drives, but who's to say what we'll have in another thirty years? Will we be able to retrieve all those digital files if we wait too long?

This is why I LOVE printing my own photos. :-)

AOW, I know you've been down. I think about you and pray that you'll find the joy all around you.

Always On Watch said...

Jen,
As we age, we often experience more and more sorrow.