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Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by cxgirl, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi All,
    I sold this photo about 10 years ago and now it has come back to me:) I showed it on the Ebay boards back then, thought folks might want to see it again. Notice the face looking out from behind the curtain in the window.
    Not sure why their eyes are so dark, little creepy to me. Two figures in the background, not part of the family I guess DSCF5877.jpeg DSCF5876.jpeg DSCF5343.jpeg DSCF5338.jpeg
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  2. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Yes, creepy!

    How did it come back to you?
  3. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    the people that bought it owned a restaurant, they bought lots of pieces from me over the years to put on the walls there. Now they have sold the business and got rid of lots of the photos/art/mirrors/leaded glass windows.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yer eyes would look creepy too if u had 5 kids in a row..........:playful::playful::playful::eek::eek:
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  5. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Seems odd that the trees and plants are tinted, but the people are not (except are their cheeks lightly tinted pink?). The selective tinting of the plants seems like a more modern way to do it. Was wondering whether it could be a more modern print of an older photo, enhanced to seem creepy instead of just poignant. Yet the frame does seem old.... so, I don't know. :mask::mask::mask:;):):)
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  6. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    what about the ones on the wall in colour pic #3 ?

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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Hahaha........reflections of the CX family !!! :hilarious::hilarious:
  8. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    The guy up front reminds me of one of the Observers from the tv show Fringe.
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  9. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks fig:) I'm not an expert on tinting or photographs, but I'm pretty sure this is an original old one. I thought tinting on only the mom, but just looked at the photo, light tinting to the cheeks on all but the dad, not sure what is up with his face.
    lol, I didn't notice that Dave:) I hate taking photographs of pictures, so hard to get them without some reflection.
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  10. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    There is still a market for creepy photos. A seller on etsy does nicely with scary photos and such.
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  11. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    I'll sell it locally, it is convex glass, the frame is 18"W x 25"L, would cost quite a bit to ship.
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  12. CheersDears

    CheersDears Well-Known Member

    Creepy creepy creepy ... imagine that lot walking towards you one stormy moonlit night. Creepy big time. There's a sort of despair about it, too.
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  13. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Yes, that girl in the center of the photo looks demonic.:eek::eek::eek:
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  14. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Davey used to be a policeman,he ALWAYS surprises me with things he notices ! That poor mother looks drained . Like shes praying for death to come get her!
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  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    SIMPLE!!.....it's the ADDAMS FAMILY!!!!!! That's Luurch back behind and peeking out the curtain.....he REALLY doesn't like his picture taken.............!:vamp::vamp::vamp::vamp::vamp:
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  16. patd8643

    patd8643 Well-Known Member

    What a sad picture! Only 1 child looks reasonably happy...
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  17. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, I hesitated before posting my opinion but . . .

    I wonder if it was taken of "the family" about the time of or shortly after the (Spanish) Influenza pandemic in the early 1900s.

    A while back I posted a photo of my father(the youngest child) and his two sisters and his (slightly older) brother which my grandparents had taken to "record" their children having survived that horrible time/situation.

    I imagine that quite a few families had a special photo taken of their loved ones following that dreadful time in USA history.
  18. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    gotta wonder who the guy in the background is? Possibly the Undertaker??? LOL
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  19. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    lol, so true about Dave noticing things:)
    lol, just adds to the creepiness of this photo:)
    the baby?
    you could be right yourturn:) They don't look very well at all, could be recovering from the flu? I don't think I saw the photo you posted - was it on the forum?

    lol, lots of questions when looking at this picture:)
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  20. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    I have to agree with yourturntoloveit... it does look as if they have all been quite ill. And yes, I can see where a photo may be in order after such an ordeal to prove to loved ones far away that they are still among the living. They do look rather creepy - but put in the prospective of "recovering" it makes sense. The woman peeking out - may have been a neighbor who didn't want to "catch it" or didn't think she was visible and the little boy... LOL... a nosy neighbor kid! A fascinating photo - really!

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