Sometimes I pick up random photos at antique shops or yard sales. I’ve always been drawn to old snapshots, but couldn’t really justify buying old albums. There was one in a shop in Kernville years ago that I still wish I had made an offer on. The price was a bit high but I would feel better if I had at least asked. You could tell that the photographer was experimenting with composition and lighting.
A wonderful fellow from Texas has been posting (on Facebook) some photos from albums he has rescued. There are some lively conversations going on there with people speculating about the mostly unmarked shots. I thought I’d put some of my found photos up. I especially like ones of women.
Pretty neat to have writing on the back! Sometimes I buy old postcards more for the writing on the back than the postcards themselves.
In case you’re having a hard time with the writing, the back of this photo reads: “3/7/26 Harrison, Idaho. Two girls who sometimes wait on me at meal time. From left to right: Eva Foster-junior in high school, Jean Wygant, who graduated last year and works for Mrs. Kraggs steadily. They are pretty good kids. I have some fun with them anyway.”
I don’t think I would have guessed they were quite so young. That’s a fashionable haircut on Miss Wygant.
For some reason the comments make me think that they worked at a boarding house, but the signs in the background are for Firestone Tires and Conoco Gasoline. And it feels like a young woman writing the message…a slightly older peer?
The town of Harrison is on Lake Coeur d’Alene so it might have been a vacation spot then.