Sunday, February 14, 2010

Recent find: Vintage framed photograph

Thrift stores are a veritable treasure trove of weird art castoffs. On any given day you can run across huge framed movie posters, any number of French-cafe styled artwork from Target, random original paintings and plenty of other bizarre crap. Over the years we've found cool signed prints by lesser-known artists on the cheap, and a friend of mine even ran across a beautiful original Utagawa Hiroshige print once for a whopping $5.

Sometimes it's a simple thing that catches your eye, though, and that was the case this week with an old framed photograph.

As I mentioned above, it's nothing spectacular, but for $4 it caught my eye. It even has a bit of a personal connection as the words "Danish fisherman rescue" were scrawled on the back in pencil (my second-generation American step-father has a lot of close relatives in the old country). From the age of the print and the crazy life vests they're wearing in the picture, I'm guessing it's from the early 1900s.

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