Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Today’s photo from opening #26 of the Leather CdV Album is either a poor quality print, or faded out, or both. The fellow, with his puffy hair style and slight “I’m trying to carry a caterpillar here” mustache, makes me think of some of the boys in my high school back in the ’80s (the nineteen 80s). He has one of those faces that transcends time and looks like he could fit in just about anywhere. No photographer information was on the back of the photo.

3 thoughts on “Faded

  1. usermattw says:

    I know what you mean about the faces that transcend time. I always find that so fascinating.


  2. Joe Townsend says:

    With some quick adjustments (Light levels and contrast) in Photoshop the young man can be seen in much better light. The spots come out too, of course. Probably is just out of high school. If there was a way to add a photo to these posts, I would do that.


  3. Adjusting the tone on the shot shows that he’s also got rosy pink cheeks. I’m wondering how fellas felt about the whole rosy cheek thing that photographers did. Did they ask before rosifyin’ them? Were they embarrassed when they got the shot and saw the pink? I’ve always found it odd when this was the only color that was applied.


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