Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I never really noticed or looked at old personal snapshot photos when going through antique stores until I accidentally came across this old photo from the late ‘teens. After buying this one and pondering who these boys were and what happened to them, I came under the notion of how important old photos are as they trap a moment in time and become a window into the past. I’ve owned this one for many years and now I can finally share these "October Kids" with everyone.

Original scan


I thought it would be fun to add a little color.


Stephen said...

Nice catch and cool cleanup job. I don't suppose too many parents would let their kids go into a field nowadays with a pumpkin and a knife, eh?

Smurfwreck said...

Really fun job on cleaning this one up. That is quite the knife for a couple of kids that young, but it does get the job done.

Todd Franklin said...

Stephen & Shawn - Thanks for the compliments. Yeah, maybe that kid is little Norman Bates since he's using the same type of knife.

Pod said...

i love photos for the that exact reason. a momant in time. i lovethe fact that the kids are still being looked at and that they had no idea that they would be. or of the kind of people that would be looking at them, and what their world was like. you just never know. i like your site. cheers you big monster (but i am not scared of you!)

Todd Franklin said...

Pod - Thanks for checking my posts out and glad you like the site! Yeah, I'm far from scary.