Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two rescues, one mood.


girl reading

I decided to give these two photographs their own presentation.

They came from two completely separate sources. They are different format and orientation. It is not the same girl or room or pose. They were rescued years apart.

And yet ... There is an irresistible similarity in them: an atmosphere, a mood, a message.

Do you see it too?

Update in 2012: Here's two more!

Laura

Girl in a mood
Reading

While the one on the left matches the lighting of the two at the top, with the subject bathed in light from sources within the frame, the one on the right sits in shadow in spite of two light sources in the frame.


Update in 2014: And here's another!

Looking out the window

While the lighting and pose are similar, the mood changes slightly because this woman seems to be smiling.


Woman at window

Update August 2014: And another, although the smile does change the mood.


Update August 2015: a somber look for a 19 year old.

On the reverse was this information: Dorothy Denman, 1940. From this information LOST GALLERY was able to find her in a family tree on Ancestry.Com

From Ancestry.com
Dorothy Mae Denman was born on January 26, 1921, in Houston, Texas, the child of Ernest Leo and Lennie Estelle. She married Gordon Trotter Borden and they had one son and one daughter together. She then married Richard Earl "Dick" DeGreene on February 17, 1981, in Fort Bend County, Texas. She died on April 1, 1993, in Alexandria, Louisiana, at the age of 72.

If there are two living children, then this photograph belongs to them.

Below are two high school yearbook portraits of Dorothy Denman.

Dorothy Denman 1940  and 1941 yearbook picture
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The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group,
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most requested photographs
in the Lost Gallery.

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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THE DAILY POSTCARD.

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery to us how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story, What do you see?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
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"What are they doing?"

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Enhancement - Looking for Lost Details




For some, an old photograph loses its charm when "restored" to modern day clarity with all the age spots removed. Some photographs however, benefit greatly from just a nudge of enhancement. An improved contrast or the reversal of the yellowing brings out details that otherwise would have been missed and lost forever.

To please both camps of those of us who rescue old photographs, here are both the originals and the enhanced of just a few of the latest additions to Lost Gallery.




Enhancement is a subject visited often. To see some previous pages on the subject See "LABELS" at the bottom of this page. Click on "Enhancements" and repeat as needed.



Two children



Two children



Two children



Two children


Mom, child and dog


Mom, daughter and dog from out of the mist


Two hats



Two  hats



Girl in tux



Girl in tux


Two women


Two women


Faded Trio


Faded Trio


Two Women


Two Women



Portrait



Portrait

















The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group,
An album of the
most requested photographs
in the Lost Gallery.

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.

BACK TO
THE MAIN INDEX PAGE

Or try out the NEW
BACK PAGE INDEX

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
Penny Tales
Square America
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
FOUND PHOTOGRAPH
sites on the web.
And for postcards try
THE DAILY POSTCARD.

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery to us how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story, What do you see?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vintage Photobooth - Page Three




Girl in sailor suit



There are so many.

Here is the THIRD installment of the Photo-booth Series.

For a review here is
PAGE ONE -
PAGE TWO -
PAGE THREE - (This One)
PAGE FOUR -
PAGE FIVE -
PAGE SIX -
PAGE SEVEN -
PAGE EIGHT -
PAGE NINE -
Page TEN -



Boy with sweater



Where the name is given
it will appear in BOLD FACE below each picture.

Other commentary in ITALICS


Gertrude Amason


Woman in photobooth


Photobooth Man
You better quit drinkin'.
You're gettin' all fuzzy.



GIrl in photobooth


Billy Womack (Married)
Billy Womack (Married)
That's important.


Pair in a photobooth


Benny 13
Benny knew the secret handshake too.


Annetta Cugkendall
Annetta Cugkendall


Mabell Adams
Mabell Adams


Elaine Slack
Elaine Slack


Mary Catherine Dooley
Mary Catherine Dooley


Jean Looney
Jean Looney


Arlene Jones
Arlene Jones


Photobooth



Hugh Manley Looney
Hugh Manley Looney


Photobooth


Bobby Joe Tillerson
Bobby Joe Tillerson


Small Portrait
What'r you lookin' at?


Photobooth


Photobooth


Photobooth


Photobooth
I stole this hat.



Portrait


Photobooth girl


Photobooth portrait


Photobooth

Someone's treasure.
I am always impressed when I see a small portrait like this that someone has kept for a very long time.
She was very important.




Photobooth


Photobooth



girl with shirt and sweater



Photobooth
Dorothy Cook



Photobooth



Photobooth



Photobooth
The damage in this one is in the backdrop not in the photograph.




Photobooth portrait



Small portrait



Photobooth


Photobooth


Lucille Graves
Lucille Graves



Here is a series of six
very unusual portraits.

Photographer's Test Strip 01



Photographer's Test Strip 02



Ellie



Marilyn



Photographer's Test Strip


Photographer's Test Strip


Henry liked the hat.
Henry said he liked the hat.




Photobooth soldier



Photographer's Test Strip



Photographer's Test Strip


Rena
Rena


Four Samples


Four Samples


Four Samples


Four Samples
Sybil just couldn't get it right.

























sweatervest



There are so many.

Here is the third installment of the Photobooth Series.

For a review here is
PAGE ONE
and
PAGE TWO.

If you want to see slide shows of all of the photobooth series, go to

THIS PAGE



The most popular photographs most popular, Family Group,
An album of the
most requested photographs
in the Lost Gallery.

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.

BACK TO
THE MAIN INDEX PAGE

Or try out the NEW
BACK PAGE INDEX

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
Penny Tales
Square America
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
FOUND PHOTOGRAPH
sites on the web.
And for postcards try
THE DAILY POSTCARD.

All images are the property of Lost Gallery and the author. Permission must be granted for their use. All rights reserved.

THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery to us how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.

Dee and the Business School Dee and the Business School
The beautiful Dee. A curious story, What do you see?

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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