Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Vintage Photos: You Win Some You Lose Some


Well it's a fickle one the world of online auctions and you have those who live by the bid will die by the bid! ...or something like that. Two photos tonight, both of which I love. The top one arrived today and I think it is a thoroughly disarming candid portrait. Very happy to have won it. The photo below on the other hand I don't own. I love it for two reasons. First for the extremely handsome young man in the background and then just for its casualness and sense of fun which belies the fact that, although on first glance it looks like something from the 40s, if you click and enlarge and look at the calendar in the background you will see it is barely out of the Victorian period. I was so busy looking at the image and thinking how wonderful it was whilst I waited for the auction to come to its close that suddenly the page was changing in front of my eyes and someone else waltzed off with it for much less than I would have been prepared to pay! Grrrr...


2 comments:

kdd said...

USA I'd say. Probably students. University of Philadelphia. 24th Nov 1904.

It's a nice photo indeed. Would it not be an idea to offer the buyer the purchase plus a little extra for it?

Alexis said...

The first one is lovely : the boy seems delighted to be pictured - I wonder by whom...

 
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