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The Orphaned Images Project: Ladies who lunch

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The Orphaned Images Project: Bathing cuties

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The Orphaned Images Project: Giant teacher, little desk

This photo was one of more than 600 b&w prints I purchased on eBay from a seller in Virginia. Many of the photos have captions (this one does not) and most are dated from the 30s to the 40s.

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The Orphaned Images Project: Ladies in hats

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The Orphaned Images Project: Couples

In the early days of photography, very long exposures were required. I’ve read different reasons for the poker face on most of the subjects—everything ranging from wanting to appear upper class to the standard practice of wearing an uncomfortable brace … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Images Project: Picnics

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The Orphaned Images Project: Tippie Botts’ album (cabinet cards)

This 8×10 album was owned by Tippie Botts of Meadville, Linn Co., Missouri, and is inscribed with the date Oct. 5th, 1886. These are just a few of the cabinet cards in the album.

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