Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Old guy I came across in an antique shop.

This was a postcard I found in an antique store of someone perhaps long gone. Photos made into postcards seemed to have been be a common practice in days gone by, there were heaps of these personalised postcards. This one being my favourite.

I touched up the browning and oxidized photo with Photoshop only using contrast, saturation and sharpen airbrushes .Now he can live on, utilising the wonders of the www in an old dusty blog rather than an old dusty shoebox in someone's shed.

Click the above for more detail, the pinstripes, fob watch, carefully polished shoes and other small details seem to have survived the ravages of time.


  • A girl at work found a shoebox full of glass negatives at a junk sale. She snapped up the lot for a bargain – here's one of them. Can't even begin to guess at the era, only that it's probably in the first few decades of the 20th century.

    Because it was on glass, it's been scanned and then inverted. I don't think any other correction was done. But you can see from the blur on the guy's head just how much time was required for each exposure!

    By Anonymous flashman, at 10:32 pm  

  • My Grandmother had many like postcard photos of people she did not know, she found them in an attic of an old house, so I go through them from time to time wondering who they are!

    By Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic, at 12:05 am  

  • Thanks Flashman, yep the furniture, fireplace and carpet look distinctly Edwardian( I know about these things after renovating a Federation cottage in the mid 90's) which would place it in the early 1900's.

    Ole Blue. it would be good to see some of your favourites of these.

    By Blogger Johnno, at 4:39 am  

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