Monday, May 23, 2016

Back Page - Bicycles

Here is a page of found photographs with bicycles.

Four bikes, four guys
This one was almost completely faded to nothing. In the dim light of the junk shop where it turned up, there seemed to be two perhaps three bike riders. After a bit of tuning, there appears to be four.

20130117 sign detail

Detail. The sign on the wall says "Celluloid Starch"

Four bikes, four guys

Children and pets at the front of the house

Hint: It's way back there at the side of the house ...

Girl on a bicycle
Kid and a bicycle

Three girls on bikes
Two children
Girl on a bike
Man and woman with a bicycle

Bicycle built for two
Wasn't it HAL who sang about this?
"Daisy, Daisy, give my your answer true ..."
Learning to ride a bike
Three with bicycles
Boy on Bike

Woman and Bicycle
Girl with bike
Couple at teepee

A delivery system?
Two boys and a dog

Emaline knew her limits.
Trio bikes beach
Yes, motorized bibycles too.

Boy on a bicycle

You want more? Try
Children and Their Mobile Toys

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

Friday, May 20, 2016

Sepia Saturday - People on a Boat

(Note: This page originally appeared 3 Sept 2013 for Sepia Saturday and has been updated with additional material.)

The Sepia Saturday suggestion for today:

This week's suggestion, as usual, pointed in several directions. One might have collected some photographs of just places with no people in them or maybe photographs of boats or maybe just photographs that include water.

Photographs seem more interesting with people in them however. There are more stories.

So since this suggestion includes a touring boat with probably lots of tourists, I decided to go with a collection photographs of people on a boat in the water.

Yeah, I know; it's a stretch.

1950 flood

This one is just a raft.

Let's continue on with a few Canoes and Rowboats.


Six men in a boat

Girl in a boat
Woman in rowboat

Here is a common pose:
A girl in a boat.
Why is this popular?
Is it because the camera was handy while loading the boat?
Or is it because the sweetheart just looked so trusting and lovely the photographer couldn't resist?

Sitting with the outboard

Girl in boat 1927
Girl in a row boat woman in rowboat
In the boat

Three women
I guess three girls in a boat would be okay. Okay?
The best girl
Now there's only two in the boat
Girl in a boat

Thelma in white bathing suit in a rowboat 563
Two women
Okay if we can have three in a boat we can have two too. ...also.
Four men in a boat
Or four ...
Girl in a row boat

The girls go fishing
Okay then, FIVE
Five women in boat

The ole' swimmin' hole
It looks like seven may be just about capacity for this little boat.

Now Six.
Two ghosts in a canoe
Two ghosts

Trio in a boat
Two men in a rowboat
woman in rowboat
Two girls in a boat

Well, now. This isn't a row boat.

Okay, let's include a few larger water craft.

Dolly on the boat
Man w dog in boat
By the sea - woman with cap in boat

Well, now. This isn't a row boat either.

It's a ferry.

Crossing by ferry Military stuff on a ferry. What is the plural of Jeep, anyway? Do you have two Jeep or two Jeeps?
17 men on a boat.  At least.  Counting one of the shadows.
Okay, seventeen...
Native cargos Several ...

Algernon Trousers
Dolly on the boat 02

Here are three on cruise ships or ocean liners.

Personal Pinup

Man in life jacket

Those are life rafts and oars stacked above him and he is wearing a life jacket. Must be on a boat.

Working men

Marvin missed the boat

Once again I leave my favorite to the last.

Marvin missed the boat completely.

He would have been on the boat but he carelessly left it parked at the shore without anchor or dock line, while he visited the hot dog stand.

And that's Sepia Saturday for March 9, 2013. I hope it isn't too far off the mark.

Can't get enought? Watch this space!

Bassingbourn 1944 384th Bomber Group, B17 landing
Long lost negatives taken during the winter of 1944-45 at Bassingbourn AAF base in England.

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.

And don't miss
Cabinet Card Gallery
Square America
Tattered and Lost
Vernacular Photography
The best
sites on the web.

And for postcards try
And see what's going on over at
Sepia Saturday!

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?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"


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