Thursday, February 9, 2012
Old Photos from India
We were on the lookout for antique shops on our trip since we are such collectors.
I was so pleased to find a plethora of old photos. We weren't sure what sort of things we might find and if there was much in the way of second hand or antique shops on our trip.
Fort Kochi, Kerala has an area called "Jewtown" named such from Jewish immigrants that landed there 2000 years ago. It was on Jew Street that we found a treasure trove of interesting artifacts and treasures.
Don't you just love this display?
If I had room this box would have made it home with me!
Our lovely proprietress
Imagine my delight when I found stacks of old photos!
Some of the photos weren't perhaps as old as they looked but with the tropical environment they took on the aged appearance that I love.
I was told that most of these are from the Tamil Nadu area of India
a better close-up
Now this one already looks like a piece I'd like to make. The composition that time created.
A slice of someone's life
Now this one is totally classic! I laugh every time I look at it.
Gotta be the 70's (I was probably around the same age then)
First thought was twins but it's a mirror image.
I have no idea how I'll use these just yet but let me tell you, just finding them gave me the greatest pleasure!