Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stuff Found in Books, Part 4



5 x 7 inches



6 x 7 inches

3.25 x 4.25 inches

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Who gets the chair?

This is marginally interesting: woman stands, man sits, woman stands, man sits, woman stands, man sits, and so on.

By James Inglis
St. Catherines C.W.
Carte de Visite, 2.5 x 4.25 inches

Tintype 2.25 x 3.625 inches

Carte de Visite, 2.5 x 4.25 inches

By J.F. Elliott
Front Street, Sarnia, Ont.
Carte de Visite, 2.5 x 4.25 inches

Uncle John & Aunt Teemi
By J.S. Thom,
Front Street, Sarnia, Ont.
Over Dominion Telegraph Office
Tintype, 2.5 x 4.125 inches
Slipped into a paper frame

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stuff Found in Books, Part 3



Silver gelatin print

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Really Cool Chairs

By Fellows
White River Junction, VT
5.25 x 7.25 inches

By W.G.C. Kimball
Corner of Main & School Sts.
Concord, NH
Cabinet card: 4.25 x.6.5 inches

By Eberhardt Rommel
Central Park Studio
985 8th Ave.
Between 57th and 58th NYC
Cabinet card: 4.25 x 6.5 inches

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Stuff Found in Books, Part 1

Recently, a friend who works at a bookstore gave me a handful of items that he and his colleagues had found in books that came into the shop. And that got me thinking...

Stuff found in books...

I love books; I love the stuff one finds in previously owned books. It's like a tiny peephole into someone's life.

But while we're on the subject of stuff found in books, let me tell you a story told me: it may be apocryphal but I don't think so. An employee at a used bookstore once found $500 in a book. He called up the seller who of course picked up his misplaced and forgotten rainy day fund.

It's as simple as that: community thrives on trust.

I'll try to keep this "stuff found in books" thing photographic. And sans comment.

And I'll only show the image side unless there is something interesting on the flip side.


Events announcement

Strip of silver gelatin paper with writing on the back