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Bonne Fete Antoine 5 Ans | Case #033

There may have been more photos, there’s 22 in total here, but the first image is damaged as the result of the back of the camera being opened at some point. The rest will have been spared from already being in the roll.

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On the poster, it says Louveteaux, which is cub in French. So this is likely the Cub Scouts in a predominantly French speaking part of Canada. That doesn’t 100% mean Quebec, but narrows it down.

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Happy Birthday Antoine

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Chicago White Sox shirt

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The wall hanging upper right says The Court of King Arthur. Left of that a little mouse that says kiss me, hanging from a brass engraving of a sailboat.

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Looks like Antoine gets his birthday right around Christmas.

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Even though the tree is up, I get the feeling this is present opening for his birthday.

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CD’s and Vinyl in this photo and previous shots. Both the white and yellow pages in the accessible spot. Amp with cassette player. This could be about the year 2000.

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This lego set he has here is called Jack Stone, and thanks to a quick check on Brickopedia, it was a set that only saw the light of day between 2001 and 2003.

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A portrait. I know hard to tell but there’s two people on the left.

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His birthday gift all set up.

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The game is called Freddy, but I’m not sure what that’s supposed to do……ooooh, catch flying fish. 🙂

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Shrek also came out in 2001. Antoine’s brother looks very happy with his gift. Antoine, not so much 😉

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Possible camera malfunction here.

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Two for two, the older brother nails it with an Orange County Choppers set. VHS and DVD in the background. Definitely before 2005, but after 1999.

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I laughed when I saw this, poor guy. He’s got X-Men jambes on and someone dropped a Winnie the Pooh Colouring Book in his lap. I smell a gift from Grandma.

The Clown and the Choir |Case #023

CASE CLOSED

The people or photographer have been identified and any updates will appear as a video link below.

Update Episode

About the Film
There’s 40 frames crammed onto this 36 roll of Kodak Gold 400-6, I really was quite surprised. Right away from look of the negatives after processing, you can tell they’re old, at least 20 years.

I came across this roll of film while in Seattle Washington, in August 2014.

The Photos

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You can see right from the beginning of the roll, a useful shot was taken. The car could be 80’s or 90’s. I’m pretty sure that’s a map on their dashboard.

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Some nice photos of the countryside.

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The computer off to the side is very mid 1990’s. The calendar is overexposed and I can’t make out a date. There’s a game on the desk: mancala, which is a type of board game. Doesn’t help me narrow the date down, as possibly hundreds of versions of this popular game exists.

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Some photos behind this kid include a vintage car, early 20th century, a house, a farm silo, a man silhouetted by steam or smoke, and a piece of farm equipment in what could be snow. There’s a respectable book collection which seems to include some thick textbooks.

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The wall art looks tribal. The desk calendar just says “16”. Thanks calendar.

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Photos of the home, family and what’s likely a nearby park. The boat anchor in the park could be a clear indicator of where this was shot. The cars and their condition still leave this in the 1990’s, probably earlier rather than later.

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An overexposed shot

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A strong pose for a clown. Also, more photography on the walls. Could be the home owners work.

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Photos from a kid costume party, and we can safely assume it’s near halloween. This could be at a school or community hall.

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Finger, in the last few shots, and a change of scene. This looks like a choir, keep in tune with what time of year it is, this may be Christmas now. I see a star on the window, and maybe snow outside?

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The photos are underexposed and pretty far away. You can see someone video taping in the crowd in one shot and the camera looked big.

Conclusions
Not a tonne to go on with this roll, even though it’s the most exposures I’ve seen fit on a 36 roll. Early 1990’s, and I see no reason why this isn’t in or near Seattle.

The Unknown Arizona Outdoorsman & His Bride | Case #004

CASE CLOSED

The people or photographer have been identified and any updates will appear as a video link below.

Update Episode

Part Two

Part One

The Film
Various rolls of Kodak Gold, Fujicolor and other No Name Thrift Store types. Undeveloped in the canister and fond in an abandoned storage locker.

The Camera

Unknown

The Photos

Over 500 images were developed. many seemed to be snaps while in the passenger side of the car while on the road, documenting landmarks as they approached. Below is a selection of those images.

UPDATE: September 26th, 2014

These photos were taken in Yosemite, mostly likely from Glacier Point. Thanks to Dan Pietsch for submitted this info.

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Camping Trip & Birthday Sponsored by Kraft Dinner (kinda) | Case #005

The Film

The film was exposed and also had some issues during the exposures. perhaps the battery was dying? You can see the back of the camera must have been opened at some point, the last few images are in varying degrees of pre-develop exposure.

The Camera

Samsung AF Zoom 1050 is a bit of a mystery to me. Not a lot of information online.

The Images

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Looks like a storm, probably hail. It’s one of my favourites, for some reason. It’s simple, but has a nice composition, and good exposure

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A clever happy birthday sign using boxes of Kraft dinner. The healthy choose at that so the photos are probably less than 10 years old. You can almost make the address out 425 [something] Close NW.

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Two people exhausted on a boat. They could be a couple but they are wearing the same watch.

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Took me a minute why this image was taken, but it looks to be a tiny frog under their cupped hand, so cute!

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Update October 14, 2014 Thanks to Michael Brown for this comment: Truck in the picture looks like a GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado. That body style (taillight) was introduced in 2003. Nice dent above the rear wheel would indicate the truck is a little older, maybe picture taken in 2004 or 2005?

A man in the back of a pickup truck with a (presumably full) kid sized pool.

A Gothic Party | Case #001

Found in a point & shoot camera in Edmonton.

The first obvious clue is that some of the photos were taken during a birthday party, and it’s date stamped january 18, 2007

The birthday girl is an Apocalypse fan.

As with most point and shoot cameras, the battery dies, and then the images are forgotten.

If you know these people, or can provide anymore details, I’d love to give them their film back 🙂