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August 11, 2015

#FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives‬ – Photographer Wants to Find the Women in These Beautiful Mystery Photos from the 1950s

After discovering four sets of slide film transparencies sitting in a box of old vintage photographs at a local thrift store, Richmond, Va.-based photographer Meagan Abell is on a mission to find the original photographer and mysterious subjects. Fascinated by the medium format slides, which she guessed were taken in the ‘40s or ‘50s, Abell took them home.

A few weeks later, on July 29, Abell had the slides processed and was delighted to find a series of beautiful photos featuring two women on the beach. The soft, colorful images could be mistaken for paintings.

Curiosity took hold, and Abell posted the images on Facebook and shared them from her professional photography page.
“Now this is where I need the Internet’s help,” Abell wrote. “I would absolutely love to find the women in these photographs/the photographer who took them.”
Never ones to turn down a good sleuthing, the online masses quickly jumped into action. They used the hashtag #FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word.

(Photos courtesy of Meagan Abell)


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