The Long Way Home

Two by Two

I keep my vintage photos stacked neatly in a small black trunk that was the money box at our Halloween wedding. I am going through the process of arranging them in some kind of order. I shuffled through and made connections to see what I have been drawn to in saving and collecting: portraits, mainly women; clothing, because I’m obsessed with vintage;  black and white candids, because it’s so strange to see how photography evolved from the studio out into the world. 

The following are portraits I’ve found at flea markets, antique stores, yard sales and our own family archives.

a girl and her best friend, 1950s


my grandmother (1) and great aunt anne, 1930s


victorian sisters


edwardian twins


one eye, two eyes, three eyes by jeff schreckengost


victorian brothers


tintype sisters


daughter and mother? niece and aunt? sisters? 1920s


norwegian couple in north dakota


found in the pages of a scrapbook


bathing beauties, 1920s


jeff and sue in the g.c. murphy's photobooth, 1980s


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Well it’s hard to keep the black and whites running. Colour makes it even harder. We had one in Berlin. I am not sure if they still running it.


Comment by Photoautomat

This where the 80′. Love to have a colour booth around.


Comment by Photoautomat

I know, the GC Murphy’s is gone. The new ‘color’ booths are some kind of shitty sticker booth with borders around the pictures.


Comment by Lisa

Jeff in the photobooth could be 2010, too. 🙂


Comment by Bill

I love that photo because it shows he still has the same goofy-fun nature since he was younger.


Comment by Lisa

Jeff circa 1980 is hilarious! You should post more vintage Jeff.

I love the victorian brothers. Look at how regal that little ruffled toddler looks


Comment by swojdylak

So funny – Jeff just remarked on the ruffled little toddler boy this morning. And I am trying to get more 1980s Jeff photos – he won’t even show me his high school pictures!


Comment by Lisa

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