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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