One of my reasons for collecting found and vintage photos is the wonderful sense of melancholy and nostalgia they invoke. Clothes, hair-styles, the many different photograph formats, stains and scuffs, all add to the otherworldliness of each image. Is it that this little girl, now dead or an old woman, is no longer loved and remembered? Were the photos discarded accidentally, perhaps carted away unseen at the bottom of a box of miscellaneous goods at a garage sale? Perhaps it was just the poor condition and quality of the photos that caused their separation from the original owners? Whatever the reality, to me they make up a beautiful wee story-book of possibilities.
Barbara Ann, Lost?
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