lost and found

Breathing new life into lost photographs

Tag: Collecting

Wrestling with sheep

Two gents and sheep

Another postcard, I’m unsure where I picked this one up.

I liked the photograph because of the movement and the overall composition. A closer looks shows the younger man smiling, the older man is well turned out wearing a scarf, hat and jacket.

The names on the back are Lewis Lewis and Tom Davies.

Perhaps they were shearing the sheep as it seems to have a full coat.

Profile of a Young Lady


Lady w m salmon

Cabinet Card bought from Kinver Antiques Fair. My eye was drawn to this image immediately, the soft focus around the edges, the foxing and the beautiful details on the dress. It was taken by W M Salmon of London Street, Reading; unfortunately no information on the young lady herself.

Mr Ollenbache my friend

two gentlemen on motorcycles

Bought from an antiques centre in Whitchurch Shropshire this week, this photograph measures 4 x 2.5 inches.

The message on the reverse reads:

Mr Ollenbache my friend & myself on our motor cycles, notice the house on the hill in the back ground, the other snaps are of this house.” 

Sadly I don’t have the other snaps but they seem to be having fun riding their motor cycles and sidecars.

John Dent & Nicholas in the garden

John and nicholas

Small photograph measuring  3 x 3.75  inches.

The reverse reads ‘ John Dent & Nicholas Saidena at The Avenue – Penn – W’ton. Home of Edwin Lewis (Olive Dent’s Father).’

The photograph was bought at a car boot sale.

It looks as though John and Nicholas are watering plants in their matching aprons.


Photobooth Lady & Gent

photobooth lady and gent

Photobooth image of a lady and gentleman. No information on the reverse of this photograph. Unusual as neither are looking directly at the camera.

Garden Family Photo No1

This small photograph was bought with a handful of others from a car boot sale at Worfield (near Bridgnorth, Shropshire), the photos all show different members of the family in the same garden.

This one Measures 2.25 x 3.25″ and has no message on the reverse.

The young  lady has a beautiful face and the dog has managed to stayed still in a rather awkward position.

Five men and a bench


Postcard bought at a car boot sale earlier this summer.

No message on the reverse.

They are sporting a range of head wear.

Perhaps they sat on the bench every day to chat and watch the world go by?

Barry Island Photobooth No2


The 2nd Photobooth image from Barry Island measures 1.5 x 3.25″ (link to the 1st)

This photograph confirms that the weighing scales were on the blink

as it says the young lady weighs less than 4 stone!

There is a final image which I will post on here soon…

Afternoon Tea at The Pump Rooms

I bought this photograph a while back and found it when I was tidying up, it measures 6.5 x 8.5″.

The reverse reads: The Pump Rooms, Bath WWI .

A few of the gentlemen are wearing military uniforms and the fashions would fit with the date suggested by the reverse.

Smethwick Street Party 1953


Smethwick Street 1953


This photograph was found at Kinver Antiques Fair in Staffordshire a few months ago.

The image measures 6.5 x 4.75″ & the reverse reads Smethwick Street Party 1953.

This was the year of the Queen’s Coronation and everyone has come out to celebrate the event.

Group images like this one are my favourites as there are so many people and details to look at: the flags moving in the wind, the hats, homes and clothing.