Saturday, November 25, 2017

Back Page - Those Old Polaroids

Accidental Art

This photograph has an attractive quality about it. It is fading, poorly preserved and covered with imperfections. The end result is an example of what could be called “Accidental Art.” It’s a rare find even for Polaroid shots.

While considering this item and the other Polaroid prints, it occurred that there is no page in Lost Gallery for these forlorn relics of snapshot history.

There are some sets of Polaroid photographs:
Album Page – Memories of an old Halloween Party
Back Page - Go-Go Girls

But there is no page for just the odd item that turns up.

To remedy that gap, here is a collection of all the Polaroid Snapshots in Lost Gallery that are not part of a set.

Many of these aging prints have faded and yellowed. (It was an imperfect system, operated by careless amateurs.)
Some of the prints on this page have been enhanced for clarity. To see the original condition, click on the picture and in the resulting page, go to the next photograph in the stream.


Color held up pretty well on this one.

Polaroid man and dog
trimmed at the top

Old Polaroid
Two Children

On display
Actually this is not a Polaroid Print.

This is a rare Kodak instant color print, a little venture that was to eventually cost Kodak 925 million, awarded to Polaroid-Land in a patent infringement suit. Kodak was only in the "instant" print business from 1963 to 1969.

An old Polaroid print
Wedding Polaroid
Woman at Table

Three on a couch
Woman on the front porch

Main in the dark
Two Children

This is the Kitchen
Old Polaroid

Family group, Polaroid print
Polaroid print of a girl with a box of chocolates

An old Polaroid
Mother and son

Two Women
Old Polaroid when flash didn't work
1963 Polaroid

Girl in field
Two children share a chair

Esso station
Family at dinner

Polaroid trio
Man at Window
Old Polaroid Swinger print
Swinger print

The whirlwind got them all
Rushmore Art

Old color Polaroid
Old Polaroid Swinger print
Another from the Polaroid Swinger.

Remember, as always, you can click on any photograph and go to the Flickr site. Click on it again there and get the largest size available.

Boy and Bike
Light Plane
Three and a tree

Polaroid baby with parents
Polaroid baby with two women
Polaroid Grand parents with baby
Polaroid Baby

Two portraits
Three women at the beach

Personal Pinup
Just shoot the picture!

The Party
Polaroid in church
Polaroid Poi
Polaroid Mystery

At the side of the building
Cliff Dwellers Polaroid

Rocking Horse Christmas
Tricycle Christmas

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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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?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"

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