Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vintage Photobooth Page SEVEN




Small boy
Boy, have I got a deal for you!


There are so many.

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

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


Photobooth girl
Stephanie found the only drawback in wearing two left shoes was that she tended to walk in circles.
Photobooth Guy
When Newton was
embarrassed, everything
blushed.


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

Other commentary in
ITALICS


Photobooth woman
In her spare time, Glynnis sold eyebrow pencils.
Photobooth Woman with smile
Davida carried this picture
around in her purse to
remind her of who she was.

Photobooth Guy
On reverse:
Ralph Loup

Photobooth Woman
Fillis had no sense of humor so she smiled all the time just in case.
Photobooth Woman
On reverse:
Francis Booth
Age 17




Photobooth woman
Cynthia told everyone
she couldn't keep a secret.
Everyone believed her.


Photobooth woman
Nita took flying lessons from Superman himself.

Photobooth Girl in a sweater
Before the play started
the announcer insisted
that everyone in the
audience must turn off
their cell phones.
Norma didn't have one,
so she left.


Photobooth Girl
In a nervous fit,
Norma had eaten all
the buttons off her blouse.


Photobooth Girl
Georgia didn't have a
younger brother but she
never admitted it.
And she learned to be
patient anyway.




Photobooth
Jo "Sparky" Fuller was a certified attorney but only took cases involving water buffalo, can openers and carrots.

Photobooth Sailor
Chet wasn't really a sailor. They gave him the wrong uniform at boot camp.

Photobooth Pair
Helga had plans. And they
didn't include Sweeny.

For Sweeny, finding a hole
in his sock was a big event.


Photobooth Dad and Baby
I'm bored.

Photobooth Man staring
Jarret's wife learned hypnosis
at a correspondence school.
Jarret walked funny and talked
like Donald Duck most of the time.



Photobooth guy.
Ulrich did know one thing. He knew he didn't know he didn't know. He was sure of that.

Photobooth girl
Nona complained
of a nervous twitch.
Her doctor gave her
some pills for it.
Now she has a very
calm twitch.


Photobooth girl with glasses
Debbie was a bit miffed
when the photobooth
refunded her money after
printing her picture.


Baby and mother in Photobooth
"I don't like the looks of that guy over there. He's either a Revenooer or a Mau Mau."




How about a couple of the larger format Photobooth portraits?


Photobooth Woman
Alberta discoverd that
when she wore two left shoes,
she tended to walk in circles.


Photobooth Woman
Carolyn loved to attend book signings
at her local book store.
Then she found out people only wanted
the author's signature.


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.

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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?

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Turn it OVER! There's Something on the Back! February 2012





Very often, notations on the reverse of these found photographs are obscure or too brief or illegible. Most often there is nothing at all.

But now and then there is a message from the past that sparkles.

Back in March of 2009 LOST GALLERY had a full page of photographs and their very interesting reverse sides. There have been many new additions to the collection since then.

Here is a new group of those photographs with mysterious, funny and sometimes puzzling reverse sides; tiny bits of history, reaching out to us over the decades and sometimes centuries.




Hi ya, big boy!

Hi ya

On reverse:
This is me
It was last
summer
just
after I
started to
school



windy day
windy day

On reverse:
C 5594
Katherine
Wrey(?)
1614 Dallas Ave.
Daisey
T6661

Dickengs TX (Dickens)



Irene and LuElla

Irene and LuElla

On reverse:
Hello my dear
Uncle Otto, I am
sending you a
picture of us girls
they aren't very nice
but the best I've taken yet
from your loving
niece Luella and Irene
Otto Pankratz
Tyrone, Okla.




Fun in the park

Fun in the park

On reverse:
Nona Re
(Could be several other things too)




Two boys in a goat cart

Two boys in a goat cart

Earon & Kile
Ellis.

I did a search on Ancestry.com for an Ellis family in the early 1900's that had brothers Aaron and Kyle who lived in Texas where I found the photograph.

Here is what I found.

Kyle Ellis was born Feb. 20, 1907 and Aaron Edwin Ellis was born May 22, 1904. I would put Kyle at about 6 years old in the picture so that would date it at about 1913-14.

They were two of 11 children born to John Allen Ellis and Priscilla Ruth (Glasscock) Ellis. They lived in and around Menard, Texas most of their lives.



Seated Man cabinet card Two copies of this Cabinet Card were found.
Seated Man cabinet card reverse
This is the reverse of the copy at the left.

On reverse:
Mr Dee Mackin
age 19 year old
He is very good
looking. He is
some short.

Seated Man trimmed card This is the reverse of the other copy.
This Cabinet Card had the bottom trimmed off.

On reverse:
Mr. Franklin Dee Mackin
Born in Ark. August 12 1880
This picture belongs
to
Mamma Mackin

For better eyes
Banner is the
bye Word. (Well what do YOU think is says?)




Two Children
Two Children reverse

On reverse:
Candace
and
Magee Bowen

Here's what I found: Candice Bowen was born in 1916. Her older brother Magee was born in 1913. They are two of four children born to Lindsey Lee Bowen and Ota May Jeffus.

If Candice is five here, that makes the photograph in 1910 or 1911.




Woman and two girls

Woman and two girls REVERSE

On reverse:
Martin Stasny
Kovor
7 mi sw-on Barton
- S ville-
1 mi N Church
on 99 +

Theresa & Mary
Grandma Stansy




Two Children

Two Children (reverse)

On the reverse:
Dear Grandma
William Stirling 7 yrs 6 mos
Olivia Stirling 3 yrs 3 mos


I did a little research on this one.
Here is what I found: William Stirling was born in 1895, his sister in 1898. Their father was Dr. William C. Stirling (1847-1937) and their mother was Fannie L. (Smith) Stirling (1865-1925)

This photograph was probably taken in 1892.




Anyone have a carrot?

Baby on donkey reverse

Come to see me
soon.
This is Kenneth
How is yourself &
everyone? What
is the matter with
Gertrude that
she never ans. any
of my letters
Edna
3412 Brooklyn




Portrait of a man

Portrait of a man

Cabinet Card
On reverse:
Return to
Mr. Charles Armstrong
Mechanicsburg, PA


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 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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