2/9/11

VERA and the Sadness of War


This is one of the saddest messages I've ever read on the back of a photo. This came from a huge collection of photos Bert gave me yesterday. I don't know anything about Vera other than the story told below. Heartbreaking.



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4 comments:

  1. Sad, indeed! I'm surprised that the writing on the back hasn't already bled through to the front.

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  2. Funny you should mention that because I did find some photos that had unintended handwriting on them. It's obvious it was transferred from other photos. One photo is completely covered with copy backwards that looks like a pattern. Yes, it's nice that on this one the image has remained. It tells Vera's story.

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  3. That is a fine rescue. It was a piece of someone's life. Good post.

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  4. Vera may even get a larger audience because I've been contacted by a fellow who would like to put this photo in a book that's being published next year. So Vera's haunting story of war may go on to touch others.

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