Anonymous stories, written on found photographs


6 Responses to “Anonymous stories, written on found photographs”

  1. Teller says:

    Lovely stuff. Rock wall where Dorothy found a baby girl? The humility of unselfconscious captions.

  2. MrsBug says:

    Boy, I read some of the Dead People ones…dang. Kind of gives you pause.

  3. penguinchris says:

    Captivating – great selections. I’m always interested in this kind of thing – I’ve looked through old photos and found captions myself, though I don’t go out looking for them like this guy does. I also enjoy things like captions and descriptions from very old museum displays that are sometimes tucked into corners behind the newer displays.

    I do try to caption many of my photos on flickr. I didn’t for a long time, but one day I looked at one of the early photos I’d posted and was surprised by the caption I wrote – nothing unusual, but it reminded me of the kinds of things going through my head in those days. I made it a point after that to remember to add captions more often.

    These make me want to make prints of my digital photos more often (I do it only occasionally) and write on those instead, though. Maybe then in a few years when I have a family I’ll hide them in a shoebox in the attic or something for my kids to find after I die.

  4. PeterK says:

    Another period artefact is the red lower edge on the text. This is caused by a typewriter with a two colour ribbon where the ribbon lift is going too high.

  5. Clayton says:

    Pretty much anything passes for fiction these days, huh?

  6. JArmstrong says:

    Wonderful (?) stuff. Great job, Randy.

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