Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Back Page - The Office

A fellow abandoned-photograph-rescuer over at ONE MAN’S TREASURE wrote and posted a fine page about the look of the office in old photographs, illustrated of course with found photographs of office environments with a man at a desk.

A fine idea for a category! I looked through the Lost Gallery collection for things related to work and the office and stacked up a few examples. Since I don’t have as many fine examples of just a man sitting at a desk, I expanded the category to include office equipment and paperwork.

Sultry typist
One Man at Desk

Tibbons office desk brite sun out no data 03
Tibbons office desk brite sun out no data 01
Tibbons office desk brite sun out no data 02

Girl at the typwriter

T Sgt Reese in Gunn off 01
T Sgt Reese in Gunn off 03
T Sgt Reese in Gunn off 02

Lt Speed
Field Army Post Office
Soldier at a desk

And here are a few with just a typewriter showing but not really an office setting.

Most of these appeared also on a page back in 2010 I called

Early Hair
Trying it in red

Teacher and two girls

The office
4th signal corps

Man at desk
Two men

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completely unaware of the photographer
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THE KIDS Lesson one.
It is always a mystery 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?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"


  1. Glad to see those people working on their office together with their old office technology like typewriter.



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