13 January 2010

Found Photos

My new favorite Flickr photostream to stalk is mrwaterslide. A collection of found photos from the earliest photographic portraits to 60s polaroids, there's a little bit of everything to be discovered; creepy turn of the century children, happy couples, pretty girls in pretty dresses and an occasional animal or two. Many of the photos contain background information on the subject, some factual while others have stories made up to go along. There's even a countdown of the top 100 photos for the past couple of years. Seriously, I could get lost in there for hours.

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23 comments:

Ce qui m'inspire said...

Beautiful collection. I always enjoy looking through old photos.

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Leia said...

Wow I love these photos!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Great flickr photostream. I can't get enough of old photos, and absolutely lose myself in boxes of them at estate sales. The pic of the couple kissing is fantastic!

Initials.CC said...

j'adore!

ANA said...

Beautiful photos!! Love the cat :o)

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Maria Confer said...

Amazing. I find nothing more inspirational than vintage photos. How beautiful is that kissing in the canoe one?

Lulu Letty

Karen Beth said...

I have THOUSANDS of old photos, some listed here and more to come.

Love 'em.

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Casey said...

These are so neat! I absolutely adore looking through old photos (and collecting them ;) of average people. Always so much fun. :)

♥ Casey
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ali said...

oh so beautiful! the twins are so erie..

Leilani said...

I love found photos, I need to start scanning my collection! Have you checked out the flickr stream of http://www.flickr.com/photos/swapatorium2/ ? She always posts interesting images on a weekly basis.

anja louise said...

Definitely one of my favorites! The cat picture is the best.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

smitten.

Julia said...

Such intriguing old photos! I recently read a book about Daguerre, the inventor of the daguerrotype -- perhaps you'd like it? It's called "The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre." Very beautiful. I adore your style and your photos, by the way.

xx

Katherine said...

Oh wow, what a collection of photos! I wish I had read this after I finished my homework... oh well, math can wait!!

Justice Pirate said...

Oh how I adore old photographs. I have tons of when my dad was a little boy and of his family in the 40s and 50s. It's so fun to see.

juliamarisa said...

these are so great. i didn't even hesitate to add this stream as a contact. thanks so much for sharing!

Bug said...

I haven't seen this beautiful collection yet. Lovely! Thanks for sharing dear.

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Clockwatcher said...

these are great--thanks for sharing!

Erica said...

love the antique photos

-Erica
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Delightfully Tacky said...

Wow. Old photos fascinate me. Just how an image captures a point in time is amazing.

Every Little Counts said...

haha...the cat is my favorite!

Lindsey said...

I do art with found vintage photography and I love this!! absolutely inspiring!!

Moocy said...

Thanks so much for this link. I absolutely love old photos so I can see myself spending lots of time happily going through his photostream!