Historic Hood River
Still Life with Owls
We recently ran across a rather undistinguished set of glass negatives. We know little about their source, but I like to believe they are from an amateur first learning his or her way around a camera. The compositions are plain, the lighting is variable, the focus is frequently poor. But as this photographer went from room to room documenting their home they provided us with a rare glimpse into everyday life. Here we see how a normal person lived before electricity, indoor plumbing, and big fluffy mattresses.