Sunday, December 18, 2011

Still active

Hi people, please note that this blog is still active, I haven't found time to update but will spend more time on it in the new year.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Tinted Photo

I found this image in a vintage shop, it doesn't look the best but I find the history interesting.

The photo was taken in 1866 by Alfred Winter (b.1837 - d.1911) who was a sketcher and professional photographer . He exhibited at the 1866 Melbourne Intercolonial Exhibition and was awarded an honourable mention for his work. Winter also exhibited at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition.

At the 1866 Exhibition Winter exhibited photographic portraits, plain and coloured. As you can see, this photo has been hand tinted, probably for the event.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Beatles - Postcard Record

I bought this in the early 90's from a record store in Brisbane. The guy who sold it to me said that it was a postcard which was also a record of the Beatles Help. I haven't played it and haven't been able to find any information on it. He also said that they were made when Russia banned imports of western music.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Old Boy's Club

I found this photo in an antique store with others. I really like it. It looks like it was probably taken in the Victorian Goldfields around the 1860's. When you look at it more closer you can even spot a black dog and one of the men pouring some alcohol into his cup. One of the men is smoking a pipe.

It would be great to know the history and who these men were.

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's all about the eyes

When I saw this photo I knew I had to buy it. It was at the bottom of a large suitcase and when I picked it up I saw her eyes first. What a lovely looking girl. I read the back but didn't understand what it said, I thought it might be a date, but later my brother saw it and told me it said 6 years old in German. Her name is Brigitte and it was taken in 1945.

It's such a shame when photos lose there owners. I'm sure if she is still alive she would love to have this photo back.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

My First Found Photo

I have decided to collect old photos and to give them a home. I've always loved photography and old photos, I love looking at them, even if I don't know who they are.

I went to the market today and didn't find any but I decided to walk home and came across an old bric-a-brac store. You know the place, where the owners tend to collect anything and everything, the kind of place that I love to explore. Anyway, I was looking around and saw this cabinet card for $3, my first one. Then I turned around and saw an old suitcase filled with photos and postcards, this was a great find, I bought most of the photos (these will be in later posts) and will return from time to time to see what else I can find.

Friday, July 29, 2011

It was 30 years ago today

30 Years ago today the world watched a shy 20 year old become a princess. I was in England at the time, a 10 year old who didn't think about the royal family much and today would be no different, until I saw Diana walk up the aisle with her big puffy dress. I remember riding my bike to the shop and they had the telly on, as I was picking out my sweets I looked up and saw her, everyone in the shop stopped to watch and then I quickly rode home and watched the rest.

After that moment I remember going out and getting my mom to buy me a jigsaw puzzle, key rings and books about Diana and I also got the Diana haircut.