My latest contribution to the Museum of Found Photographs is this lop-sided quartet from the 1930s. Where they were or what they were doing I am not sure: but it has to be said that they don't seem very happy about it. "Smile for the camera ... for heaven's sake, smile"
If you were in Bradford on New Year's Day in 1881 you could have entertained yourself by going to the Mechanic's Institute to a "Mesmeric Tea Party", courtesy of Professor Kershaw, Electrician, of Southport.
On the back of this print is written “Our Houseboat, August 1946“. There is also a location which looks like “Kashirit“. The boat is called the “New Ty Phoon” – the location is probably the Indian sub-continent shortly before independence and partition.
This is a 1969 picture of my brother and myself. I was about to go to university - he was about to explore the canals of Europe.
An old vintage postcard of Kirkgate Market, Bradford : a reminder of a beautiful building, now long gone.
This is an old postcard from my collection and it features a view of Thornhills Lane in Brighouse. Once the sun returns to the sky I will take a walk up the Lane and record what has changed in the last 110 years, but as far as I remember from the last time I was up that way, the answer […]
Our random date generating time machine has taken us back to Friday 31st August 1945 and given us a copy of the Yorkshire Post to read. Just over three months ago the war in Europe came to an end, just under three weeks ago the war in the Far East also came to an end, so it is little wonder […]
A thing of beauty can be found in the most unlikely places. This tiny old print was found sticking to the side of an envelope that must have contained a collection of photographs of more supposed interest. It was lost and forgotten for all the reasons such tiny works of photographic art are lost and forgotten: it didn’t show Auntie […]