Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lost and Found - Three Images

LOST AND FOUND
A celebration of old photographs which have long been lost and forgotten, but have now been found and shared with the world.


1705001 : A YOUTH ON A HORSE : The strange thing about this print is that it appears to date from a period much later than when horses were a regular feature of the roads of the land. The road is paved - a road of the age of the motor car - and the horse is saddled. The youth seems to be a child of the thirties, a time when horses were for sportsmen and farmers.


1705011 : THE REIGATE CAMPERS : Clues can be found within the smallest and most insignificant details in Lost Photographs. This is a scan of a found negative of two young lads on what appears to be a camping holiday. One of the lads is sat on a beer crate which appears to be from the Reigate brewer, Mellersh & Neale. The brewery was taken over in 1938 and beer bottles didn't travel far in those days.


1705013 : THE BESPECTACLED VICAR : I assume he is a vicar, because that does look like a clerical collar that he is wearing. He is also wearing a very self-satisfied smile. Here is a man at peace with his salvation.

4 comments:

  1. The lad on the horse looks amazingly like a young Benedict Cumberbatch. Historical resemblances can be absolutely remarkable.

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  2. Nice photos and sleuthing on your part; I love horses and that one looks all spruced up for the photo.

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  3. I'm always impressed by what accurate conclusions you come up with, with so very few clues!

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  4. That's one lean horse, Alan.

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