Monday, January 12, 2015

Giant Instamatic

Here's a picture of me holding a giant Kodak Instamatic 126:
This was an outtake from my 1985 (or '86, or '87) Christmas card, shot in the portrait studio at Moler's Camera in Wichita, where I worked at the time. The plaster bust of Lincoln came from an old schoolhouse, I think.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Mysterious Factory Photographs

No idea where these were taken, but they seem to have all come from the same photo album. Found them in a St. Louis antique store. The one that caught my eye was this dramatic, post-fire picture of a young man sitting calmly in the factory ruins:
 What kind of factory was this, anyway?

I like the expression on the guy on the left.
Loading some kind of contraption onto a cart....and below, a standard group shot:

 And of course the gag photo with the guy pretending to be asleep. Any ideas as to where this was or what they made?