rescued from the trash-gorgeous old picture

December 5th, 2008 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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I found this on the ground in the trash pile this past Wednesday at the auction- this gorgeous old black and white picture of a woman in a white dress, resting. It's not a real photo, it's a cut out from a newspaper and is dated 1901. It was very fragile, and was falling apart just by being handled so I quickly framed it in a dollar store frame w/ black background to disguise the disintegrating edges a little bit.

 a cheap, but beautiful piece of art that cost me a buck!

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Comments (6)

georgiamoon writes: Very nice save! She is a beauty, Georgia Posted: 4:04 pm on December 5th
bridiemurphy writes: Brilliant., to locate the local auction house and determine trash day.... Posted: 10:35 am on December 5th
suewhitney writes: This is lovely!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:21 am on December 5th
shamrockerin writes: Thanks- I appreciate the comment! Wednesday is a day off for me, so I spend most of the day at the auction. The auction is 3 fields and a building of stuff, so at the end of the day, there's alot of stuff littering the area. I poke through everything that gets left behind, or sometimes I'll spend a minimal amount of money ($5 or under) on something special.

My boyfriend is always amazed by the stuff I bring home on Wednesdays. Posted: 9:49 am on December 5th
MimiToria writes: Way to rescue a great picture. Newpaper print or not, it is quite beautiful of this lady.
Do you always get things for free or $1.00? Just curious, as Lani and I were talking about it yesterday when we were out shopping and it was you that we were referring to. We were wondering how you did it? LOL You must hang out at an auction house and flea market. You keep the stuff others cast aside out of rejection and then you turn it into a wonderful and useful pc. for yourself. Very clever!
Gretchen Posted: 9:37 am on December 5th
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