For six years flickr has been my second home. I have spent hours a day posting, looking, and commenting on the photostreams as part of a growing community of collectors and lovers of vintage photography. It was a sad day when I realized that flickr would not listen to us or care what we wanted. For six years flickr has been a very important part of my life and I feel betrayed. I am going to continue to post from time to time but also consider my options.

I am a retired corporate web designer who still takes an occasional web project. In an earlier life I was a college art teacher for 20 years. My current obsessions are the history and romance of the Camera Obscura (Latin for Dark Room) and the practice of spirit photography.

My husband of 50 years and I collect a number of things (too many) in addition to photographs and photographic equipment.

All of the photographs in my photostream were made by my husband or me or are scans or photographs of images and objects we own. Do not use them for any purpose without permission.

Visit our collection web site at:
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    lauralemur (life is upsidedown right now) says:

    "Photo_history's Flickr photostream is a representation of the cumulative result of a strong, lifelong commitment to collecting the finest and rarest examples of antique images and photography related articles. It is no exaggeration to say that this collection is truly of museum quality, and this knowledgeable collector of the highest professional caliber. You can be certain that each carefully chosen item is sure to be especially interesting, unique, compelling, beautiful, and technically masterful. I have thoroughly enjoyed coming back to this photostream again and again - Photo_history has certainly won my complete admiration, respect, and appreciation, and I can't wait to see what wonderful thing will be posted here next! Also, be sure you don't miss Photo_history's personal website - it is absolutely a must-see."

    February 28th, 2009

November 2007
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