Saturday, May 05, 2012
Today's "Anything Goes" Saturday edition is a fun one. Mixed in with a bunch of magenta slides were three vintage photos of a camera store, which I found to be really interesting. After some futzing in Photoshop, they wound up looking pretty good! They were unlabeled, but "Hurst Studio" looks like it was somewhere in Southern California (the license plate to the left is consistent with California plates in 1957).
Poor Trixie did not expect her picture to be taken; kind of ironic since she worked in a camera shop, fer cryin' out loud. I used to collect vintage Viewmaster packets, so the various Viewmaster paraphernalia is lots of fun for me. Notice the viewers on the counter in the foreground (along with a bean-bag ashtray... you used to see those everywhere).
I have a lot of these packets! The South Pole, Indians of the Plains, New York State, Japan, Egypt, New Mexico, London, Santa's Workshop, Atlantic City, Brooklyn... it's like seeing pictures of old friends!
Wow, this one is awesome... there is just something about an old fashioned camera store! How about an amazing Polaroid? Or a nice leather case for your expensive Kodak? Or maybe a classy photo album? Whatever you want, Hurst's Studio had it all. I love digital photography, but there is just something about old cameras, and all of the stuff that went with them that I miss.