An antique dealer in northern New England provided
me with a couple of smelly old cameras in the past. I don't think I've
had any luck with the films they contained. This guy travels around the
country and buys stuff.
The box at left contains 13 rolls of exposed 127 film of various
types. As you can see it also contains a Brownie Holday Flash Camera
(c1954-1962.) There's a couple of 620's in the box, too.
There's no guarantee that the camera and films were once mated but the
chances are good that they were. The dates are right. The photos are
the right format.
The rolls are wound up tight and glued shut. A couple are labeled but
the ink has faded and they are illegible. Somebody cared about these
shots from fifty years ago. Now they are under my care and I'll present
the photos as I process them.
Mystery after mystery after mystery.
Three rolls processed 2/16/08
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I'm gonna make a wild guess here. Grand Canyon, AZ.. The
guy on the right appears to be looking into a waist-level camera
viewfinder. The other is looking for rattlesnakes.
Serious light leaks
The sign reads: "Photo Shack" "12 Minute Service."
That's a 1959 Oldsmobile. The motion blur of the person in the hat is
typical of a cheap camera with a slow shutter speed.
A drink. A cigarette. Some books and a piano. I'll bet
this kid likes the first two best.
Firearms rule #1. Don't point a gun at something unless
you mean to shoot it. This lunkhead never heard that rule or
simply chose to ignore it. Excuse me, but I like to slap him upside the
He's got a pack a smokes in his shirt pocket. Lucky Strikes or Camels
probably. There's a nice sampler on the wall behind this short bus
passenger. It says something about blessing this home. Yup. Right.
Niagara Falls ?
This was the only salvagable shot on the roll. The rest were light
blasted out of existence.