The reason most people pass by negs at estate sales and flea markets is because too often you end up with something like this...or worse. So just so you didn't think the Big Bag of Negs is full of winners I give you this. I call it "Blurred House with Driveway. No.4." It speaks volumes about the angst of the middle class following the war. No. It's just a freakin' blurred picture of a tiny house with a tiny garage.

Seriously, there's no reason to click on this thing. It doesn't get any better.


  1. This is a real work of art - shot at a trendy angle, deliberately out of focus. It must be worth a mint!

  2. Oh keep talkin', keep talkin' . Baby needs a new pair of shoes!

    I think I need to get it appraised on Antiques Roadshow. I'll be one of those people who grabs their chest and says, "Are you kidding? You're kidding right? I can't believe it! I'm stunned!" And the price will appear across the bottom of the screen:

    Mid-20th Century negative
    Homage to the Home
    Value: $20,000 to 80,000

    The house probably cost around $1,200 new.

  3. It makes you wonder if a child somehow got hold of the camera. Cute mowed driveway..they all used to be like that around here..very fashionable. Oh you know everyone of those negatives could be a treasure! :)

  4. A couple moved into the neighborhood many years ago and immediately started complaining about the blowing dust. I mean they bought a house in an orchard at the end of a dirt road and THEN they start complaining about dust. So a neighborhood gathering was set to discuss the "problem." They said they wanted the road paved. The neighbors said NO. Then he came up with the idea that we should have a road like this little driveway. We all looked at each other like he was out of his mind. I finally told them if they didn't like dirt they shouldn't have moved to the country. The woman said the UPS truck made so much dust when it came down the road. I laughed at her and said, "Oh that's nothing! Wait until they start disking the orchards and spraying the vineyard." The people shut up, nobody became friends with them, they eventually moved. The reason he so wanted the road paved? He collected old cars and didn't want the paint jobs dinged.

  5. What a yarn! Good story. Everybody’s gotta be someplace.

  6. I could write a thesis on it.