Posted under Found Friday
Earlier this year, I got a large collection of slides, quite by accident. The majority of the slides were of nature-y things, but a few of the oldest slides had some people in them. I’m not sure if the photographer felt more comfortable taking pictures of things that weren’t people (I can relate), or if there’s just a large part of this collection that wound up going somewhere else.
Either way, the few pictures of people that I managed to get by this photographer are pretty great. The pics in this post all date from roughly the mid 1940s through early 1950s, based on the type of slide mounts used for the Kodachrome film.
This is probably the best amateur formal portrait I’ve come across (although I love the picture at the very top of this post for an informal portrait).
Also, I kind of want to be sunglasses woman in this next photo:
As a bonus, in the above picture, there’s an amazingly creepy clown sign in the upper left. You may have to go to the Flickr photo page and view it larger in order to see it, but it’s there. Being creepy.
In other news, we spent 3 nights this week trying to get pictures of the Perseid meteor shower, to no available. It’s been so oppressively hot and humid here that none of the nights were worth anything for sky viewing. We finally did see a few meteors last night, but then a massive, sky-cloaking cloud covered up the little patch of sky we were watching. So, astronomy FAIL! Bummer. Am waiting until the temp drops to do much of any other photography, or our upcoming vacation, whichever comes first…