Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Mystery Negatives

This is a series of old negatives found in an envelope in a box of photographs at a junk store in Dewey, Oklahoma. Some seem related, others do not. Most are damaged in some way and/or poorly executed in the camera and in the dark room. Many are over- exposed. Some needed a great deal of adjustment just to find an image.

To try to make some sense of the group, all were scanned so that obscure details might be revealed and maybe connect them.

If you have any suggestions or identifications let me know in a comment.





Man and Dog
Man and dog

Man and Dog
Two people on street

Arch de Triomphe
Arch de Triomphe in France



Plane Spotting
Plane Spotting

Military Vehicle
Three men in uniform
Man in Uniform

Rail Crossing
Rail Crossing

Three men in uniform
Wash Up

Rail Crossing

Pond with fountain
Double Expsure

Saddle Shoes
Woman on Fender
Small Boy and Wall

Couple and Car
Couple and Wall
Boy in tube

Two in Costume
Woman and wall
New Dresses

Trio In Costume
Small Girl and Car
Baby on cushion

Boy on the street
Trio and house
Trio and house

Horse drawn cart
Man and Horse Cart

Thanks for looking at these.

Often old negatives are discarded but these survived for what looks like 70 years. Negatives never have something "written on the back" for identification so these remain a mystery.

Right now the only identifiable one is the street shot of the Arch de Triomphe in France. They rest are unidentified.

If you have any ideas about any of these add a comment.

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