(Above) “Papa opened his store to great crowds, but the stock market crash was just around the corner. 1928.” Click image for larger view.


(Above) “We were all shocked to see the calf born with 2 heads.” Click image for larger view.


(Above) 1. “Hungry boys.” 2. “Shy Sarah tries to hide.” 3. “Balancing on the fence post was not easy!” Click image for larger view.


(Above) 1. “Uncle Norfleet and his talking dog were the hit of the party.” Click image for larger view.

(Above) 1. “The tornado tore down the barn but not our house... thank God!!” Click image for larger view.


(Above) 1. “Gramps died the next day.” 2. “Mama’s decorated cake won First Prize at the Topeka State Fair in 1936.” Click image for larger view.


MANY OF YOU KNOW THAT I COLLECT SNAPSHOTS, vernacular photography and found objects that interest me and challenge my thinking. Last week I came across these vintage scrapbook pages, with the pictures long ago removed. Adding captions of my own, I present the first ever on-line exhibition of “Snapshots (to be imagined).”

I hope you enjoy these found images as much as I have, and for you animal lovers, please forgive me if the snapshot of the 2-Headed Calf offends you. If it does, I will gladly remove it.


Found photos © Accidental Mysteries.

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