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A Small Piece of Forgotten History

Lomography in History: Shots of Historical Moments

I found these photos about years ago in an abandoned part of an old hospital (converted into an old peoples home). The building was slowly filling up with pidgeon shit, so i got them and saved them from a slow death. I felt these photos needed to preserved and these people not to be forgotten.

The first set shows a big mill fire that happened near where i live. It may not be a very historical moment, but you must think about the people who worked there over a 100 years ago and how they all lost their jobs. This was a very bad historical moment for these poor people!

I love these photos, they are so raw and beautiful yet destructive!

The following pictures are pictures of people long gone and probably forgotten except for me, and now you.

written by explorette

4 comments

  1. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    Beautiful article !!
    I know some people, someday left their homes, and the only baggage they take was an old photo ...
    Years later, they died, but the photo was with their last things ...

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  2. pomps

    pomps

    great article!
    once I´ve found negatives thrown away in the street among other personal stuff. For me, it was sad to see those negatives which seems to matter to nobody...a piece of someones life! I rescue them but I have not scanned or developed, yet.

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  3. jackpumpkinhead

    jackpumpkinhead

    Nice find, nice article. :-)

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  4. jodimeetdiana76

    jodimeetdiana76

    Great article!

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