Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I have posted in the past photographs that were obviously hand tinted – a black & white photo that was painstakingly painted to look colored. Hand tinting was an art form in and of itself, and was very popular in Asia, Japan in particular. The photo above originally looked like a hand tinted image. Now …

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There isn’t much needed to be said about this photo. It’s beautiful, serene, artistic, natural, and beautifully composed. I have decided to submit this as a Sepia Saturday post, because this week’s prompt shows a girl rowing by herself. I think this image, with some color correction, would be a perfectly beautiful framed print. There …

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This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt has a wealth of directions in which to travel. I could have showed you a storefront, or people on a stoop, or even an old business, but since I already used all of those for previous posts I needed a new angle. I have been wanting to showcase this photo, …

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Well, sometimes the prompt for Sepia Saturday sends me in different directions than the actual subject matter of the prompt. Such is the case this week, when the prompt shows a baby elephant and some children. However, this got me thinking circus, carnival, zoo, etc. When I came across this feature from Life Magazine on …

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This little snapshot shows an Army man and a woman. The hairstyle on the woman looks more motherly than wife-like, but since there was no information on the photo I can’t say for sure how these two are related. The back of the photo was stamped “Cunningham Studio, Gainsville, TX, February 24, 1946.”