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Love, honor & cherish

I just hate it love it when I go to an antique shop that obviously doesn’t care lovingly curates their photographic items for sale. In particular, one of my favorite shops has a stall where people can paw through carelessly spend hours thoughtfully sifting in the crummy cardboard boxes holding piles and piles of photos getting wrecked, bent and torn ready for new homes. This is one such photo. I was drawn to the happy and hopeful faces of this young couple posed in their wedding clothes. He is in an Army uniform, she is a lovely white dress, veil and bouquet. The lady at the desk couldn’t find a price on the folder, so she ripped it open to look on the back of the photo. Needless to say, I asked for a discount.

5 thoughts on “War bride

  1. anyjazz says:

    I certainly know what you mean. I found a couple tintypes in a junk store once, where the prices has been scratched into the surface emulsion on the FRONT! Thoughtless!


  2. Despite knowing what you mean, having spent many hours in junk shops in Arizona when I lived there, I must admit to being extremely envious that you have any photos to rummage through at all. In Australia it is very, very rare to find anyone selling old photos. There is the occasional one or two listed on ebay, one market seller that I know of (but most of his stock is from the US), one stall in an antique emporium and that is it for the whole of Melbourne – a capital city! I think we must treat our old photos worse than the sellers you refer to. I supect they get burnt or thrown away if no one wants them. I am so glad you are there to save what you find. (I enjoy your blog a lot!)


  3. It is sad, people just don’t realize what they are doing. This is history folks!


  4. Lovely photo..but tragic story about finding it. Some people just don’t care..I hope you got a good discount! :)


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