Monday, 14 January 2013
When compact manufactures brought out their powder compacts they often had matching items say cigarette cases, double mirrored compacts and often photograph holder compacts. The latter of which i'd never come across until we were in Northville for an estate sale last weekend. Hidden along some really old and nasty make up was this photograph holder - at first I thought it was a compact but opening it up not only revealed the photograph holder but additionally a collection, possibly of the houses former owners, wedding photographs. Pulling out to reveal 12 photographs in all, the images capture the brides day - from her mother doing her hair, the bride adjusting her fathers corsage to kissing her groom and cutting their wedding cake. By the details of the brides hair and dress it probably dates from the 1950's with the details stamped within the case although a little warn gives the name of a Detroit based photography shop. I may never have known the couple but I'm certainly keeping the photographs inside it.