Vintage Photos by guest: Brooke Reynolds

Brooke Reynolds

On Saturday mornings in New York, one of my favorite places to go was
the outdoor flea markets down around 25th street. My husband and I
bought our very first furniture purchase there, two identical metal
office desks from the 1950s that we still use in our office. Walking
through the flea market can be a little overwhelming. I skip over the
vintage clothing and shoes, walk right past the collections of old vinyl
and broken watches, and head straight for the old photos. It always
makes me a little sad to see them sitting in a dusty shoebox, rejected
and lost. So I search for a few to take home. Here is a part of my
little collection.

6 comments:

orange sugar home said...

I do the very same thing. I like to think that I am giving them new life - their lives have not been forfotten. great post. love the pics.

Melissa said...

I would love to go to a NYC flea market...it's on my list of things I want to do. Those old photos are awesome!

Lucy & Madi said...

My dad is an avid antiques collector. He buys tons of old photo albums, I used to think it was creepy, but now I appreciate that he is giving them a new home.
Thanks!

Lilith said...

I didn't know that they sold old photos at flea markets. I might check this out tomorrow. I usually go to the one around 96th (west) street and 7th(east) street.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I love old photos that aren't mine. I bought a book of old prom and homecoming photos at a garage sale in town the other day. It was from at least 1940. So cool!

Ashley said...

I have a lot of old family photos (of my great great grandfather) on down to my generation. I want to display them creatively, yet keep them in tact so I can pass them down to my children one day. Any suggestions??

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