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    An odd story. I have a regular automated search for family names. On eBay several years ago someone was selling a photo of my mother as a young girl. I showed it to my mother and she was nonplussed saying, "I remember that day because I was wearing some new clothes I liked.

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    Re: Found Photographs

    I think the pistols were a prop of the era. I have a set of three small photos (possibly a PingPong photo), late 1890s/early 1900s, of my grandfather, in one of which he is holding a small revolver, possibly a prop gun, and wearing a goofy cowboy hat. Even with photos taken in the 19th century American West, the subjects are sometimes so festooned with revolvers, rifles, and knives, that one can only conclude it's for show. Not every person went around looking like Wild Bill Hickock. A colleague recently observed that the same decorated & fringed buckskin jacket reappearing in several different portrairs, indicating the jacket belonged to the photographer, not the subjects.

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    Re: Found Photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by DBuck View Post
    I think the pistols were a prop of the era. I have a set of three small photos (possibly a PingPong photo), late 1890s/early 1900s, of my grandfather, in one of which he is holding a small revolver, possibly a prop gun, and wearing a goofy cowboy hat. Even with photos taken in the 19th century American West, the subjects are sometimes so festooned with revolvers, rifles, and knives, that one can only conclude it's for show. Not every person went around looking like Wild Bill Hickock. A colleague recently observed that the same decorated & fringed buckskin jacket reappearing in several different portrairs, indicating the jacket belonged to the photographer, not the subjects.
    For my daughter’s high school graduation pictures in the late 1970s in northern NJ the photographer posed her with an old Colt 45 in her hands,

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    Re: Found Photographs

    here's one of my own that I found a week or so when rummaging thru stuff:



    It's printed on 8x10 RC glossy but I am going to reprint it on 16x20 or maybe even 20x24 fiber.

    Thomas

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    Re: Found Photographs

    Lol
    sin eater

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    Re: Found Photographs

    Lol....Doesn't that just piss you off?

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    Re: Found Photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Lol
    Nope, this is the Insane LF Forum...

    No?
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    Re: Found Photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    here's one of my own that I found a week or so when rummaging thru stuff:



    It's printed on 8x10 RC glossy but I am going to reprint it on 16x20 or maybe even 20x24 fiber.

    Thomas
    Too bad, not even the watermark is left?

    I have a huge, huge found archive 25,000+ images, films 500+ and tons of ephemera and audio.

    Here is one up your alley...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy5bTWqSd3k


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    Re: Found Photographs

    Got around to scanning the batch of film I found last month. Since it's about to be October, here's an interesting frame in the bunch:

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    Re: Found Photographs

    This thread needs reviving.

    A boy and his dog:

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