This photograph or rather photographs arrived in the post yesterday, I bought them on a well known auction site. The print measures 5 x 2″ and the reverse provides detailed information on the location, photographer, camera, exposure, even the film and paper.
The only challenge was the handwriting which is beautiful but needed to be deciphered. I’m unsure if the photographer’s surname or the film name are correct or not. I thought the images looked American so searched state names to discover the location was Snyder, Texas. It has been taken on a stereo camera which is why there are two images.
An outdoor photographer’s studio on a vacant let in Snyder, Texas Negative by Ewald Stiaach, a good stereo friend of mine. Rolleidoscope camera and plus x film f16 – 1/20 sec (very poor paper for stereo, outdated, fogged etc. etc )
The photographs look like a feature film set to me, the subjects are oblivious to the camera, looking away, I also liked the handpainted advert.
The online listing dates the photograph as 1928 although this isn’t written on the reverse.