The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Monday, 18 May 2009

Come Dancing....

While I was in France recently I bought a scruffy looking old photograph album... inside we found gems of a forgotten age.....
What attracts me to these photographs are of course the wonderful flamboyant dresses and great hairstyles. I also love the amount of people in one frame, it is to great effect and if you click on these images you should also be able to see more detail.
The one below intrigues me, why is the woman precariously standing at the back leaning against the wiggly pillars?
I am planning to frame these photographs, some I will take to fairs to sell and others I will keep and add to my growing collection of "Lost People". A customer I met  at a fair some time ago taught me this phrase as she had a collection of old photographs that had no history or attachment to her life or family. I realised that over the past 25 years I have also accumulated a collection of "lost people".... there is a 1930's family of four strolling along a promenade in our bathroom.. there are a collection of 1940's people outside a train station in our breakfast room and there is a dreamy young 1970's french woman at the top of the stairs.....

9 comments:

Mandy said...

oh your 'lost people' photos are wonderful they are beautiful. They are all dressed so elegantly.
Think the lady standing against the column is trying to get a better look maybe of what is going on at the front ?
Love them thank you for sharing x

Debbie said...

What a wonderful collective name for these old photos .... I will always remember them as 'lost people' now every time I visit a fair or auction and see these unwanted family treasures. I am always drawn to them and wonder how they came to be discarded.

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you Mandy & Debbie. glad you like the photos of the "Lost people".. I am also drawn to them at auctions & fairs... probably why I have quite a few dotted around the house!
Lizzie x

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's always quite sad when you come across discarded memories like these. I'm glad you're looking after them.

Just to let you know - my blog has mysteriously disappeared so I've set up a new one at:
http://vintageandhandmade.blogspot.com

Jayne

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Jayne
I gathered you had a problem as I kept getting virus warnings about your blog.. all very odd & confusing for a useless computer person like me!!
Lizzie x

Rosie said...

I love these photo's especially the first one. The dress looks beautiful. What an excellent find.x

Misty Cobb said...

Lauren and I love these "lost people"! We seem to come across loads at auctions - you have to wonder where they come from!

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Misty & Rosie
Thank you for your comments... and special thanx to Misty for joining up to follow the blog! We go back a loooong way don't we!!! (and you are the one who probably coined the phrase Bizzy- Lizzy).....
Lizzie xxx

Misty Cobb said...

I believe you are correct on the Bizzie-Lizzy! And the funny thing is, you are still bizzy - I would love to have some of your energy across the pond!
XXOO