Great-Aunts, Vermont 1930s

Carol’s great-aunts on her mother’s side in a found photograph from the 1930s (we believe). I like this photograph because it’s rather well taken – not particularly well scanned, but for the time period, it’s a rather good picture.

I don’t know what format the camera was that took this but I enjoy the wider view given by the photographer’s perspective. The ladies are well centered (side to side and top to bottom) and in focus. The wider view allows the viewer a chance to take in the surroundings and appreciate the era in which it was taken.


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Near Rutland, Vermont

The only post-processing was to take out the sepia tone and give it its true black and white tones.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris and Carol ^.^


Yashica Quick-Lite Electronic Flash

Hard to find Yashica accessory from the early 1960s

Chasing Classic Cameras with Chris

We’ve recently added this wonderful electronic flash unit to our collection. Many of the lesser known accessories from Yashica often go unnoticed and become a bit mysterious.

We were lucky to find an almost complete set from around 1962 or so (could be earlier). I believe we’re only missing the instruction booklet and a few minor (but desirable) plastic bags. The box and styrofoam inserts are in excellent condition. The flash works perfectly and more than likely is unused (as is often the case). Image number 3 is from a Japanese Yashica-Mat EM instruction booklet. There are some differences between ours and the one pictured. One has a coiled cord vice a straight cord and the attachment bar and knobs are black vice silver with gray knobs on ours.

20151218_112804_Richtone(HDR) Complete set from around 1962 (or a bit earlier). Takes 8 AA batteries to fire this thing up!

20151218_114542 PRO 40 Quick-Lite…

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