Mystery women in gorgeous found photos

A set of beautiful mystery photos.

Meagan ‘Irene’ Abell posted some amazing pictures she found in a local thrift store and now the internet is hot on the trail to find out more. There are quite a few updates including more pictures on Irene’s Facebook page  and the location, Dockweiler Beach in California. The original photographers, models and how the slides got to Richmond are still unknown.

Okay so here’s the lowdown. I found 4 sets of medium format negatives while I was thrift shop hunting a few weeks ago. They were sitting in a box of old vintage photographs in these plastic sleeves, and from what I could tell, they had been taken sometime in the 50’s. So obviously I brought them home, and today finally had them scanned in, and holy wow they are beautiful!!

NOW this is where I need the Internet’s help. I would absolutely love to find the women in these photographs/the photographer who took them. The only info I have is that the negatives were found in a thrift store on Hull St in Richmond, VA. They are medium format, and judging by the style of dress, made in 1940-1950. The owner of the thrift store had no idea where they came from. I’m posting the best/clearest scans of the images, so if y’all could share this around, HOPEFULLY we can make it go viral and find the original photographer/subjects!!!!

**UPDATE 7/29: Use the hashtag ‪#‎FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives‬ when sharing!!





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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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