Sunday, April 06, 2008

picnic 1941

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I spent the afternoon at the Kane County Flea Market, vowing to myself that I was just going to look. As always there was a huge variety of everything imaginable. I always vow to make a note of the most unusual item I come across. Nothing in today's offerings stood out in my mind.

Booth after booth I browsed, and was proud to be able to resist the temptation of some cast iron "crowns". The truth is I couldn't come up with one practical use for a crown. As I headed down the last aisle of the South Trades building and my exit to the parking lot I came across a vendor who had a large box of vintage photos. Uh oh.

I spent a good 20 minutes going through the box and came up with 5 that really spoke to me. This photo is my favorite of the group. I'm just crazy for this photo. There's no way to construct this composition...it just happens, and someone just snaps it.

If you've got some old photos and would consider donating them to my collection, please e-mail me. Thanks.

11 comments:

farmnwife said...

My sister lives in Geneva. She goes to that flea market whenever she can.

"JEANNELLE" said...

Just found your blog(s). I love old photos, too, and we just inherited a boat load from a deceased relative's closets. Such fun to look through.....the photos, that is.

Glad to have found you. I'll be back.

Lori said...

I love old photographs also. I posted one a couple of days ago of my grandmother...around 1920 or so.

Anonymous said...

I would love to email you a couple of my old family photos that I really enjoy. What email address should I use?
Thanks,
Marilyn
Brizhunny@aol.com

Suzanne said...

Thanks Marilyn...the photos make a really terrific record of the family and the times.

= Suzanne

willow said...

That is a great picture. I just inherited 30 albums of old photos last year after my grandfather passed away. It's a major project to sort and scan them. I absolutely love them...so I won't be donating them to your collection. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm happy to have found yours, too. I'll be back to visit your farm soon.

Relyn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello. I'm so glad I dropped by in return. I love this photo you posted. Isn't it funny how many "memories" an old photo can evoke - even if the photo is older than you are? I love this photo. Some of those people look like they could be my kin. Hope your week is wonderful.

Bitterbetty said...

no photos to offer just thanks for sharing yours.

Tipper said...

Love love the picture! I'd like to have been there listening.

Bob Smith said...

i love this photo!it's brilliantly composed.

Ashley said...

Great find!