Mesa Verde (1954)
When I first peeked into the box, I didn’t see it. A small index was all the way to the back of the box. Just a bunch of notecards with locations and dates on them. From those notecards, I had found that these photos of the Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde were probably taken in 1954. The index also states that there are photos in the box that were taking sometime in 1914. I haven’t found those photos yet cause the index is incomplete and the cataloguing pretty haphazard. Possibly from many hands, through the passage of time, rummaging through the box. Placing negatives back in the wrong place, or taking negatives out and forgetting to replace them. Unknown. I can only work with what I have in the box. And what I have is a mystery.
If the dates stand, there is a 40-year span of history in this box of negatives. 40 years. Possibly from one photographer. Documenting their journey through life, with film.
A "new" photo is up, on The Old Medium.
The trick to not coming off as a pervert is to actually NOT BE a pervert.
As I stated in my previous post, I had two negatives scanned to see what images were on them. The “Car-camping" image was one negative, while this abandoned structure was the second one. I don’t know what this building once was, but even when this photo was taken it was a ruin of its once self. An amazing, looking ruin.
Also, (I hadn’t noticed this until I was putting the post together) there is a lady, standing in the shadows, inside the ruin. She is just to the left. I wonder who she was?
I’ve decide that this project needs it’s own site.
So, welcome to “The Old Medium”