Thursday, September 9, 2010

Some old Cabinet Cards for your enjoyment

I was rummaging around in boxes in the basement, and came across some old cabinet cards that I have had for many years. If you can use them, please feel free to make copies for your art. They aren't in the best of condition, but they were that way when I found them in the attic of one of the storage buildings at our cranberry bog.  At the time when I rescued these photos there had been also many boxes of old glass negatives. My brothers had the building cleaned, and the guys who cleaned up, threw all kinds of wonderful vintage stuff away. The negatives went, ladies victorian clothing, ledgers, magazines. I was heartbroken when I found out what they did.  They thought it was all junk. I wish I would have gone and checked the attic sooner.
The little boy has a red x on his outfit, and I can't figure out how to get rid of it, as I don't want to destroy the photograph completely. Don't know why someone would do that. Maybe it was child who found a red pencil. The speckles look like it could be from dampness from being stored in an  unheated attic for years. I
don't have a good photoshop program, or I would have tried to clean up the photos.
 cabinet card baby with red x
cabinet card baby girl
cabinet card church
cabinet card group photo
this baby girl's photo was a  yard sale find. I don't know who any are in these photos. So, make your own story while using the photos in your art. Click on the photos to enlarge them. Enjoy!!!

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Anonymous said...

Oh Elaine...these are AWESOME........the treasures one can find in an attic!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A professional photo restorer could probably remove the red X, but maybe it's not that important. It adds interest with wondering how it got there. These are great! Fragile things like this don't usually survive.