Saturday, February 9, 2013

Back Page - Posing in the Snow

Here is a page of abandoned photographs of people (and pets) posing in the snow.

It's a Sepia Saturday Suggestion.

School picture in snow

Child and Sled
Man and car and snow
Two women
Two girls in the cold.

Cat in the snow
Car in the snow
Dog in the snow

Making a deposit in the snow bank.
Girl in snow
Two girls in the snow
Man in the snow

Somebody is about to get it.
Two girls
Warming up the car.
Minnie Bell and Margaret Cobb of California

The following three pictures came from the same lost album. The whole story is in a Flickr set called Holli and Her Friends.
Holli on porch in snow  312
Holli and friend on snow covered sidewalk 98
Holli and friend on sled 98

Snow plane 01
woman in snow

Two girls in the snow
Snow plane 02
These people aren't really posing but they sure are interested in that snow plane.

Three in the snow.
Three Women

Four in a row
Posing in the snow

Three in the snow
Playing in the snow
Man and car
Trio in Snow

Two boys in the snow.
Working on a snow man

Girl and Fur
Sitting in the snow.
RPPC oval portrait of a woman
Two men in the snow...wait a minute ...

B17G the Nine-Oh-Nine
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to add one more "Snow" picture. This is probably the rarest in the whole LOST GALLERY collection. It comes from a set of over 300 35mm negatives rescued from the basement of an antique store. See the entire set named
on Flickr.

For other examples from that set see the LOST Gallery page named
AAF Identification and Comment

This is the legendary B-17G, serial number 42-31909, named 'Nine-O-Nine', of the 323rd Bombardment Squadron, 91st Bombardment Group. It is waiting for the next mission, parked at Bassingbourn Air Force Base in the winter of 1944-45

'Nine-O-Nine' completed 140 missions without one crew fatality, and I believe there were no injuries either. She survived the war and was scrapped at the great bone-yard in Kingman, Arizona.
(Thanks to Hawk914 on Flickr for the identification.

It's a Sepia Saturday Suggestion.

As always, as new photographs on this subject turn up, they will be added to this page. Watch this space!

Or maybe you'd prefer just a list of all (well, most) of the categories and subjects and album pages in LOST GALLERY! Here it is!

A to C

Advance to the Rear The Rear View
Aircraft – Biplanes
Aircraft – Connie, the Lockheed Constellation
Aliens and Mystery – Area Fifty-One and a Half
Animals – Gone to the Chickens
Animals – The Pets by themselves
Animals – Posing on a Pony
Area Fifty-One and a Half – Don’t Look Now
Automobiles – Car Bumpers
Automobiles – Car Running Boards
Baby Buggy
Beach – Itinerant Beach Photographer (page 01)
Beach – Itinerant Beach Photographer (page 02)
Beach – The Old Days
Beach – The Slide Show
Beach – The Girlfriend
Boys in Dresses
Bumpers – Car Bumpers
Cabinet Cards
Camera – Photographs containing a camera
C'est la Guerre – Photographs about the wars
Chain Chain Chain – People doing the same things
Chair, Fringed
Chair, One Armed
Chickens - Gone to the Chickens
Children – Boys in Dresses
Children – A Child on the Front Steps
Children - Girls and their Dolls
Children – Kid in a Tub
Children – Mobile Toys
Children - On Running Boards
Children – Slide Show
Children – Trios - In groups of Three
Christmas – in found photographs
Cities – Unknown Street Scenes
Class Pictures – School Days!
Clothing – Bows
Clothing – Costumes
Clothing – Cowboy Outfits
Clothing – Boys in Dresses
Clothing – Furs – The Dead Animal Society
Clothing – Grass Skirts
Clothing – Hats
Clothing – Jodhpurs
Clothing – Saddle Shoes
Clothing – Sailor Tailored Fashion
Clothing – Swimwear – At the Beach
Clothing – Uniforms – Girl & her Guy in Uniform
Clothing – Uniforms - Our Man at the Front
Connie, the Lockheed Constellation
Couples – A Girl and her Guy in Uniform
Fake Fight

C to P

Fringed Chair
Furniture and Props – One Armed Chair
Furniture and Props – Props and Backdrops
Furniture and Props – The Fringed Chair
Furniture and Props – Wicker
Girl in a Boat
Girlfriend and the Car
Girlfriend at the beach
Goat Cart
Gone to the Chickens – Snaps including a chicken
Grass Skirt Gallery
Groups – Chain Chain Chain – People lined up
Groups – Class Pictures
Hats – Where everyone is wearing a hat
Hats – Really Big hats
Homes – We Call it Home
House – Our House
Itinerant Street Photographer
Itinerant Photographer With PONY!
Laundry – People and Clothes Lines
Music – Trombones
Music Makers
Novelty Photo Booth – Collection
Novelty Photo Booth – Examination
The Office Typewriters and business
On a Bumper
On a Car
On a Rock
On a Running Board
One-Armed Chair
Parade – Parties, Parades and Picnics
Parties – Parties, Parades and Picnics
People Stacks
Personal Pinups – the best girl. (Page One)
Personal Pinups – the best girl. (Page Two)
Personal Pinups – Girlfriend at the beach
Pets – The animals by themselves
Photo Mask
PhotoBombing – Pranks to ruin a photo
Photography – Photographs containing a camera
Photography – The Photo Mask
Photography – Tinted Photograph
Photography – Polaroids
Photography Errors – Blocked Lens
Photography Errors – Double Exposure
Photography Errors – Lurker
Photography Errors – photographer's Shadow
Photography Errors – Unauthorized Photographs
Picnics – Parties, Parades and Picnics
Places to Go - More about where than who.
Places – Our House - With people in front
Places – We Call it Home - More houses
Pony – Posing on a Pony

P to W

Poses – Advance to the Rear!
Poses - Belly Down, Heads Up! (A really odd pose.)
Poses – Cheesecake
Poses – Fake Fight
Poses – Girl in a Boat
Poses – In a Tree
Poses – Kid in a Tub
Poses – On a Bumper
Poses – On a Car
Poses – On a Pony
Poses – On a Running Board
Poses – Out Sitting on a Rock
Poses – People with Signs.
Poses – Personal Pinup
Poses – The Rear View
Poses – Sleeping people
Poses – Stacks of People People on People
Props and Backdrops
Rock – People out sitting on a rock
Running Boards - Automobiles
Running Boards with Children
Saddle Shoes
Sailor Tailored Clothing
Signs – People posing with signs.
Sleeping People
Sneaky Snaps–People not posing at all
Telephone - About telephones and operators
Things – Typewriter – A Modern Antique
Things – Telephones
Things – Watermelon in the picture
Tinted Photograph
Toys – Children and their Mobile Toys
Toys - Girls and their Dolls
Transportation – Aircraft
Transportation – Automobile Bumpers
Transportation – Automobile Running Boards
Transportation – Baby Buggy
Transportation – Biplanes
Transportation – Lockheed Constellation
Transportation – Wheelbarrow
Tree Thing
Types of Photographs – Cabinet Cards
Types of Photographs – CDV (Carte-de Viste)
Types of Photographs – Photobooth
Types of Photographs – Polaroids
Types of Photographs – Tintypes
Typewriter – A Modern Antique
Unauthorized Photographs – Sneaky snaps
Uniformed Man – Our Man at the Front
Vehicles – Biplane
Vehicles – Lockheed Constellation
Vehicles – Wheelbarrow
Washday Blues – Of Love and Laundry
Wicker Chairs
Wicker Furniture
World War One


  1. The Bloke in The Car looks stuck!!!!Imagine being stuck in a snowdrift waiting for a Tow....& a Photographer turns up instead!

  2. If that is what happened, I can about imagine what he is saying!

  3. A splendid array of winter coats! Great collection of photos.

  4. Thanks Helen Bauch McHargue. Yes! A regular fashion parade of coats!

  5. A great collection of photographs. I hope some of these fantastic photos are returned home!

  6. Thanks Karen. I certainly hope so too. It is such a grand feeling to know I have saved a memory for someone.

  7. Wow! You have the best stuff!

    Thanks for sharing these with us.

    Kathy M.

  8. I especially like the ones with the old cars.

  9. For some reason winter always looks colder in sepia tone. The photos of fighter planes and bombers were very interesting, not the typical documentary images.

  10. Oh what fun it always is to stop by and view your collection of photos!

  11. Abandoned no longer. You'll always find them a home at Sepia Saturday.

  12. Can you imagine driving a car with those bicycle-like wheels? No wonder they got stuck! But they made fine pictures!

  13. Thanks Kathy M. They have been accumulating a long time.

    Thanks Postcardy. They look so helpless in the snow, don’t they?

    Thanks Mike Brubaker. Yes, that set of photographs from Bassingbourn Air Base is quite unusual.

    Thanks Karen S. Come again!

    Thanks Brett Payne. Yes indeed!

    Thanks Peter. Those narrow wheels never looked sturdy enough to me. I think they might be worthless in snow.

  14. Thanks, Little Nell. I had more of them than I thought.

  15. I'm snowed under with all these snow photos. The cat looked rather large; the plane photos were interesting.

  16. Thanks Bob Scotney. I get your drift. Maybe that big cat it is a mountain lion. Probably just a big cat.

    The aircraft photographs are very interesting to me also. The B-17 is quote a rare shot.

  17. A grand selection showing how snow turns adults into kids with snow. It always does. There's a wonder to snow that's so lovely. And then it's so much fun to play in. Then there's the other side of it...digging it out of the way. Not so much fun.

  18. A great collection and my fave is of those two women walking the path up the hill, casually talking together, not posing, with a lovely scenery in the valley below.

  19. Had Holli and her friend lost their minds??? In snow. In a dress. In high heels. Crazy girls just wanna have fun.

  20. I'm sorry it took me so long to get over to your page. What a great bunch of photos. Each one a story.

  21. Thanks Tattered and Lost. Snow certainly makes people act crazy sometimes.

    Thanks TICKLEBEAR: Yes that's a good one. In fact any photograph that is really candid has an edge on the posed ones I think.

    Thanks Wendy. As you might have noticed, Holli and her friends are rarely without big smiles. And they are usually dressed to the nines.

    Thanks Kristin. Yes, I see that too. Abandoned photographs do seem to have stories to tell



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