Thursday, October 4, 2007

AAF Photographer - Post War Photographs

This is the other set of negatives found at a flea market. There are just over 200 negatives in this book.

The subject matter varies from scenes at an English sea shore to street scenes somewhere in Texas. The subjects varied so much I elected to number the pictures to maintain the original sequence of the file. This way, one can see the photographs in the same order they were originally filed.

There are a few descriptions of the photographs on the index pages but more than half of them are unidentified.

The first few strips in the file are speckled with dust and lint. I thought at first that it was dust on the scanner but after cleaning and rescanning, the specks remained and in the same places. A close examination shows them to be part of the negative strip. Apparently some dust blew onto the strips as they were drying. I corrected a few glaring ones but most of the negatives are untouched. After the initial dozen strips, the specks disappear, the film then apparently developed and processed at a different time.

Below are some additional views of the same location from other Flickr members.

The photograph below is one from this book of 205 black and white 35mm negatives found at the flea market. It is the same photographer that took pictures of all the aircraft in the other set.

The Ice Cream machine apparently broke down and they had to change the sign from "Ices" to "Teas."

My guess on the top sign is "First and Last House In England" At least that is what it says today, as the building is still standing and is a popular tourist photograph. The date would be about early 1944.

1403 Lands end and Sennen Villiage

circa 1906 - Postcard from doublejeapordy on Flickr

1993 - Photograph from Phil Champion on Flickr

2008 - Photograph from Werner Maurer on Flickr

2013 - Photograph from Ed Webster on Flickr

2008 - Photograph from Els on Flickr

2008 - Photograph from Paul Phillips on Flickr

2012 - From Keith Smith on Flickr

The rest of the photographs in the second set of negatives is HERE.

Bassingbourn 1944 384th Bomber Group, B17 landing
Long lost negatives taken during the winter of 1944-45 at Bassingbourn AAF base in England.

Area 51 and a Half Area 51 and a Half You are probably not authorized to see these.

Don't take my picture! Oh! You DID didn't you! completely unaware of the photographer This is a collection of photographs that disappear on the way home from the photo processing shop.

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