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papa’s slidebox, vintage black and white photos February 5, 2010

Some more black and white australian shots from papa's album. His tags.

Clancy's outfit – of the overflow. Not sure what he means by that because I think Clancy was about in the late 1800's and this would be the 40's or 50's. I like the dog, getting some shade there.



This was taken at our farm. Used to be Papa's farm. This was how we would dip the sheep. A nice toxic shower.




Drink Doggie



farmyard feeding



and papa himself – Frank. Rare to find him on the other side of the camera


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17 Responses to “papa’s slidebox, vintage black and white photos”

  1. M-----l Says:

    Maybe doggie would drink if he wasn't getting poked in the eye.

  2. cat Says:

    lol, maybe – he's being pretty patient

  3. snoringKatZ Says:

    Always amazing, cat. Sometimes it would be good to step right into one of those photos and stay there.

  4. cat Says:

    except for the sheep dip one – wouldn't want to stay there

  5. crankypants Says:

    these always make me smile. I especially like seeing the man behind the camera, in front of the camera, though here, still behind the camera.

  6. PeteGraham Says:

    Those pictures are really evocative, Cat. The last one of Frank is simply amazing and considering it's not exactly from last year it has lasted well, and come out on this digital page incredibly well.
    My server here classified your doggie picture as pornographic though. Technology. Where oh where would we be without it.

  7. cat Says:

    lol, yes, he was never without a camera – this was probably taken for a paper article or the camera club

  8. cat Says:

    lol, drink doggie – thats funny
    he developed his own photos and most of them have lasted really well – a few are going a bit milky and cloudy so I wanted to get them scanned in before they were no good. Although my mother told me just to run them under cold water and rub them, which I wasn't game to do until I had scanned them!

  9. PeteGraham Says:

    Really? Cold water? I've never heard that one before but far be it from me to discount an instruction from Cat's mother! You must let me know if it works!

  10. cat Says:

    She worked with Papa in his studio. She coloured black and white photos so I trusted her. I've already done a few – you have to let them get soaked and rub pretty hard, and not all of them worked

  11. PeteGraham Says:

    That's fantastic! I would love to have been into photography before the digital age. DSLRs just don't have the same impact, in my humble opinion, to film that you've slaved over and developed/processed yourself.

  12. snoringKatZ Says:

    Actually, it kind of cracked me up because we just watched a Malcolm in the Middle episode where Francis dipped a cow (flammable toxic stuff) and then branded it just as another cowhand said, "Didn't you brand them first?" – FOOMP! -So I probably would have enjoyed that 'here' as well.

  13. Amanda Says:

    I love looking at old photos like this. The one of the dog with the hose is cute!

  14. cat Says:

    true – but then I always think that its a shame he died before digital cameras and photoshop were around – he'd be amazed how far its all come

  15. Emjay Says:

    We used to get sprayed also when the sheep were being done – you had to watch which way the wind was blowing. Can I have a copy of the Frank one?

  16. cat Says:

    sheep spray, crop dust – its a wonder we haven't all got two heads

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