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Not sure why I am posting this other than its a fine image
Old 08-29-2019   #1
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Not sure why I am posting this other than its a fine image

Love this photo. And nicely executed. Ahhh they sure don't make nostalgia like they used to.

In fact maybe that should be the theme of this thread....nostalgia. If you have images that are redolent of nostalgia, (your own or other peoples') feel free to post them here.

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Old 08-29-2019   #2
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Peter---it IS a nice photo! Is that you?
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Old 08-29-2019   #3
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That's really nice Peter. Can you share the story behind it?

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Old 08-29-2019   #4
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I should have clarified....it's not me in the photo and, no it's not my photo either (dammit!). I just happened to stumble on it somewhere in a Tumblr post. Sadly (and stupidly) I opened the image in a new page so I could link the image properly to this thread but then unthinkingly I closed the original tumblr page so now, I cannot even tell you what the specific source is.

But I just thought it was an image that was so nicely executed and told a story about using Leica back in the day - without words mind you - that people here would appreciate it .

Well I suppose they do say one picture tells a thousand words.
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I've seen this photo before. Pretty sure it's William Eggleston. Not sure who the photographer was.
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Old 08-29-2019   #6
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Some info here:

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/55528

Thomas Young
William Eggleston in New Orleans
1985
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Old 08-29-2019   #7
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What I thought... Eggleston.
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Some info here:

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/55528

Thomas Young
William Eggleston in New Orleans
1985

Phew. Now I am really glad I did not try to pass this off as mine!

Well done.
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This is one of my fathers images, taken around 1939 on Mount Rainier, WA:

Mt Rainer 1939 by John Carter, on Flickr
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portrait of william eggleston


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This is one of my fathers images, taken around 1939 on Mount Rainier, WA:

Mt Rainer 1939 by John Carter, on Flickr
Beautiful image! Thanks for posting it.
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Eggleston when he was younger was a radical dude.

Anyone of his generation who says he has never owned a pair of blue jeans has to be considered radical.

That photo was used in Eggleston's original "The Democratic Forest". The one volume edition with the introduction by Eudora Welty. Eggleston took the photo of Welty that was used in that book. The photo of Eggleston was credited to Tom Young.
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Beautiful image! Thanks for posting it.
I wish I could pass your message on to my dad. That is my mother in the photo.

I like this thread I have more nostalgia photos.
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My late father in Baghdad, Iraq. The license plate states : 890 Baghdad
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This place still exists - it is a protected monument - but is no longer a waiting room.

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My late father in Baghdad, Iraq. The license plate states : 890 Baghdad
Raid, your dad looks pretty dapper. Cool shot.
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Thanks. Someone told me that this was not his car. He just used it to pose. He completed law school.
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Here is a great one, Kodachrome from 1937?. The original slide was faded and had color sift but ColorPerfect brought it back. That is W. K. Amonette, probably shot by his brother:

1937-k44 by John Carter, on Flickr
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One from my family tree that I really like both because of who it is and because of its execution. My great grandfather, Maurice Salom. The photo was professionally made to hang in Parliament House (he was an early Member of Parliament in South Australia having migrated here from England in the 19th century.) This photo was most likely made around 1890 (?). The good news is I got his blue eyes and curly hair. The bad news is I also got his hooded eyelids but fortunately, not his nose (missed a bullet there!) A successful businessman he was also a tireless worker for civic causes, "good causes" and helping people.

I wish I had known him as something tells me I would have admired him even more than I already do from his reputation. Though, in the manner of that time, as a person of authority he was said to be a little daunting, it was also said of him in his obituary "Those who knew him best loved him best." I can think of no better obituary for anyone really.



PS One of his sons, Bertram Phillip Salom was my grandfather and he was (wait for it) ..........a keen photographer. My mother told me of how when she was young many of his glass plate images were still held by the family but were somehow lost.
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One of my favourite images is one I stumbled over when I was scanning some old rolls of film for friend. Taken by his partner's grand mother in the thirties I think.


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One of my favourite images is one I stumbled over when I was scanning some old rolls of film for friend. Taken by his partner's grand mother in the thirties I think.


Keith that is a very nice image with a modern look. It sometimes amazes me how good old lenses are.
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I agree about old lenses:

IMGP686602-1 by John Carter, on Flickr

This is one of my aunts taken probably around 1941 by my father.
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So many good photos here, thank you all
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I agree about old lenses:

IMGP686602-1 by John Carter, on Flickr

This is one of my aunts taken probably around 1941 by my father.
A gorgeous photo.
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