Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Back Page - The Camera

Man with camera

Here is a collection of rescued photographs that feature a camera somewhere in the frame.

All of these pictures from LOST GALLERY are at LEAST fifty years old. But a couple of them are closer to a century in age. I bet you can spot which ones those are!

Look at my camera

Six girls
Vaudeville and Burlesque

Three and a camera
The Elbow Pose
Party Time
Man with a camera

Joyce '39
Three at beach
Five men pose
Gilda and the camera

1944 Unidentified
While the clerk had his back turned
While the clerk had his back turned, Vernon memorized the questions on the immigration form.
Man and Brownie Hawkeye

Ramona's Place
The girl on the left has a camera in her right hand.
three in a chain
Here's one that's REALLY about CAMERAS! It's a CAMERA shop!
Pair with camera and jodhpurs

Girl and two uniforms
Boy with Camera
Man with Camera
Girl holding box camera
This girl really has her hands full.

The gang at the lake.
Do you see it?
Self mirror portrait 35mm El 3.5 40th sec
We are pretty sure this is a Leica A111 or a C111

The Jodhpur Gang
The Jodhpur Gang
Man and Camera

Two couples
Gathering for the Sunday drive
Crater Lake, OR. Aug. 05,1939
I think there are two cameras in this photograph.
Two men This guy is holding an Argus C-3, I think.

Surf and Sand
Man with a camera and horses
Group - girl with camera

Watch this space! More rescued photographs about the CAMERA will be added as they are discovered.

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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?

Neiffel and Helvetica Typehigh

"What are they doing?"


  1. Love the beach one and the final of the airman. I just found some shots today in the big boxes of photos I was given yesterday. I should have pulled them out to post. Oh dear, they're somewhere in those boxes. In time I'll find them and post.

  2. Thanks. I thought I had more and probably do. As usual, I will add them as I find them.

    The last photo here is one from two books of more that 500 35mm negatives that I rescued from a junk pile at a flea market about five years ago. They were mostly from the south of England and mostly centered about Bassingbourn Air Base in 1944. They tell quite a story. The set has been visited thousands of times and I have made several connections for people with memories of that time. But still, no identification of the photographer.

    Looking forward to seeing your posts.



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