From the reference box #62


#62 - Vintage 90th Birthday photograph. I love vintage photography and collect old photos of cats and Volkswagens, but whilst searching through stacks of photos in antique stores and boot sales I often come across images with a story, either visible in the image or written on the reverse - a date, a shopping list, a message - something that gives a little peak into that persons life and I love that even more than the images themselves.

This is one of my favourite non vw or cat related ones found amongst a batch I bought at a bootsale. On the back it reads, in really shaky handwriting:

"This was taken on my 90th birthday June 1/43 with the bake Ida made for me with 90 candles on it which I had to blow out - M.L.Rose"

Such a lovely note, and how big is that cake - I hope she had lots of friends to share it with!

There's more vintage photography based items in the reference box here, here and here.

Thu 03 Dec 2009

Posted under: Photography , Ephemera , Reference box

3 Comments

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~L~

12 Dec 2009 08:18 PM

I love this! You’ll have to check out some of the ones I just found:

http://diemdesign.blogspot.com/2009/12/recollect.html

Kickcan and Conkers

12 Dec 2009 10:24 PM

This is nice - every picture tells a story…I love old photos too

kitten kitchen

12 Dec 2009 05:26 PM

That photo is great. I found some similar in Snooper’s Paradise recently. They’re from the ‘70s and are of a lone caravan. Very odd.

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