One of the main reasons I love this job is the photography related stories I get to hear! A while back a customer came in with some consignment items, a few cameras and some film processing items from mid 20th century. She told me they belonged to a family member who moved between a couple different countries in the world, toting his cameras and darkroom equipment along with him, and eventually settling here in B.C. She was kind enough to bring me a photo of him and some of his negatives – seeing old photos is another perk of the job. I find it upsetting when people just throw old photos, negatives and slides away! Currently these photos, negatives and slides are our only way to visually observe things from our past! They are all we have until time traveling backwards becomes the next popular holiday destination.
There are quite a few photos in this series and as we go through them we thought we would create a new blog post for each set. Here is the first set of photos from this collection.