Kodak Ltd. London, England 1946-1957

 Hardly used at all, this old Kodak has been around for about fifty years and looks new. Cameras are often given as gifts. Often, I think, the recipients either are disinterested in taking pictures or are intimidated by the prospect. In either case, the cameras don't get used much. This may account for the many mint old cameras still available.

The Brownie 620D is an all-metal camera. This one came from a junk store in North Dakota. From England to North Dakota to Massachusetts. A journey of fifty years.

I'm fascinated by landscape change. My found films always make me yearn to go to the places pictured in them. I'd love to stand on the spot where the photographer stood and produced the photo at left.

Is the house still there ? Who lives there ? What happened to that 1960 Falcon ? Who took this photo ?

I'll bet the winters are pretty rugged here. The summers likely were scorching without any shade. No doubt the sky at night was amazing.

Houses usually outlast people. Consequently, many lives drift through them. Our strongest memories are of our families and the homes we've shared. Memories that only those under our daily roofs, can recall.

Double exposure. I've presented it in both orientations.

Both portrait and landscape in the same shot. Very cool.

Striped shirt and a horse. You can't get much more "little boy" than that.

"You're just a long lost photograph that waited to be born.
Someone once cared for you, someone that's long gone."

And you youself are old now. Or maybe you're gone too.
How surprised you'd be to know, that the world can look at you."


I know the exact time and location of this photograph.

February 9, 2008, 1300 hours. Looking northeast from the back of the house my family has most recently passed through.