Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Slideshow with Ford

Last weekend, a friend and I went treasure hunting at the Indie Arts vintage Marketplace! 

I am always attracted to old photos and film...it's sort of my version of "bright shiny objects".
A small box of old slides caught my eye. Upon further inspection, I realized they were old slides from the Ford Motor Company. There were all kinds of factory shots, men working, and only one with an old truck in it. The slides are 4'' x 3'' and framed with a thin metal. 

I gathered up a pile of some of my favorite images, not knowing what I will be using them for. I believe this is how I acquire most of my art objects. I just know i want to use them. I have visions of some kind of window panel or light box.  Maybe a stained glass lampshade for a shop light. Oh yea, Dad would love it!  Truthfully, it could be years until they work their way into my art, but I am guessing they will.


What do you bet this first slide says, "Safety is everybody's business"?


I love images from big industry. The machinery fascinates me.



Moving to Indiana has been great for the vintage shopping alone! 

10 comments:

millicent said...

Super COOL! I almost bought up some old slides a couple of weeks ago- darn, wish I had now. A lamp shade- what a great idea.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a treasure! They look soooo good! Did your envelope reach you yet? Hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

Isn't treasure hunting just such fun, the anticipation of what might be just around the corner:-) Great finds!

Karen Isaacson said...

very cool. I'm a sucker for industry PR pictures too.

Barbara said...

I can't imagine what you will do with these, Katie, but I know you will find something special. They deserve special handling. Your imagination surprises, can't wait to see. I love vintage also!

Penny said...

Serendipity! These are wonderful - the colors are just perfect for one of your projects. Great find!!

Emma said...

wonderful, never seen the like! Love your poses & journal pages & specially your gorgeous girl wall hangings, so crisp ;)

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh how I miss rummaging around in these sorts of shops! What a find, Katie. Very historic. Are you able to date it at all? A great find and I'm sure you will do something spectacular with it. xoDonna

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great finds, love quirky vintage photos too...xox

Jill Eudaly said...

nice find! you are a treasure finder.