Find the Girls on the Negatives – UPDATE

“#FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives”

That is the hashtag crated by Looks Like Film Artist Meagan Irene Abell which hopefully should help her find the women on these images. But why???

Meagan found a box of vintage negatives in a thrift shop in Richmond, VA. No one knows where the box comes from and no one knows who the women on theses images are. Meagan was able to scan the negatives and what she discovered is simply amazing. We do not know lot about the images, but they are most likely from the 1940’s – 1950’s, when looking at the beautiful dresses. It is our mission to help Meagan and find informations about theses images. It worked with Vivian Maier once, so why shouldn’t the Internet be able to pull it off again.

“The most important thing for me is finding out what the story is behind the photos ! Community is really important and without it, i more than likely wouldn’t even have a chance of finding the original owner. That is what photographic art is all about. Help me find the owner !”

— Meagan Irene Abell

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If you have any informations, don’t hesitate and contact us over at lookslikefilmpage@gmail.com with the topic #FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives and we will be happy to help Meagan solve this little mystery.

 


 !!! UPDATE #1 !!!

Photographer Janelle Pietrzak obviously found the location of the photos, while looking on the photos. There is a perfect resemblance to Dockweiler beach in L.A. See photos.

         Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles

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Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles Perfect overlay of the coastline

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Perfect overlay of the coastline One of the scans from Meagan

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One of the scans from Meagan


 !!! UPDATE #2 !!!

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Comments (7)

  1. Derek Neuland

    These photos are beautiful! Are there any more?

  2. Jacquelyn Kristine Portolese

    It might be worth noting that color film may not have been advanced enough in the 40s and 50s to capture still waves in low light like this. I don’t think film speeds weren’t super fantastic then.

    • Bradley Glasson

      It might only look like low light because the photographer underexposed the image to freeze the waves. The light could have been quite bright.

  3. Celia Loureiro

    Dear Megan,
    Please think of the sixties. I am pretty sure that, when it comes to History of the fashion, this is very much Marilyn Monroe on her free time.
    The lenght of the skirt, the underwear (which you can almost see in the picture the woman with the lighter dress is sitten on a rock by the shore), the belt around the waist and mainly the hair… It is, surely, the sixties.

  4. Celia Loureiro

    Dear Megan,
    Please think of the sixties. I am pretty sure that, when it comes to History of the fashion, this is very much Marilyn Monroe on her free time.
    The lenght of the skirt, the underwear (which you can almost see in the picture the woman with the lighter dress is sitten on a rock by the shore), the belt around the waist and mainly the hair… It is, surely, the sixties.

  5. Michael Mills

    A summary of the current evidence regarding the location of the photo shoot (Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, CA), the likely date that the photos were taken (Oct 17th, 1958), and other information can be found here:

    http://tinyurl.com/pdrphotos

  6. Katie Brown

    These are inspiring and incredible

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