Saturday, July 25, 2009

Weekend With Shades - Saturday - July 25

A Monthly - Weekend With Shades -

Other than hearing the songs I listened to in high school on the “oldies” station, the one thing that truly makes me feel old is not being understood by children. It happened one day while out on a drive with my nieces. We passed a tiny shack on the side of the road that sold water ice, and they found it hysterical because it was so small.

“It looks like a Fotomat!” I exclaimed.

No recognition appeared on their faces. “A what?” asked the 13-year-old.

“You know, the little Fotomat huts…” But then I realized – no, she doesn’t know. By the time she was born, Fotomats were already a thing of the past – as extinct in the photographic world as daguerreotypes and box cameras. It was time for a history lesson.


Anonymous John Minichiello said...

To whom it may concern,

I came across your very interesting website while doing a Google search. I'm a vintage photography dealer located in Providence, RI with my own website. Perhaps you would like to visit it at

John Minichiello
J. Cosmas Vintage Photography
Providence, RI 02906

August 4, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

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