Last weekend I bought a file box of photos at an Estate Sale based on looking at a few envelopes of pictures near the top of the box. The pictures looked interesting enough to take a chance on buying the whole lot.
But, until I started looking closely, I didn't realize how interesting.
The photos were all taken by the same woman photographer named Lillian Epsberg Goodman ~ who photographed her life through the 1940's.
Included are college photos from Virginia, hiking, camping, swimming, biking, archery, and her time in Texas during the war in a Cavalry Division~ riding horses and flying a Ryan Trainer.
Look at those wonderful pack baskets being used for carrying lunch!
Below is our photographer in 1939 while she was probably still in high school.
She used a high quality camera. She had a very good eye, and the pictures are in excellent condition.
The clothes, boats, cottages, horses, food, accessories are all fabulous. And as a group they give a really interesting glimpse of life of one woman with her friends and companions.
I am going to scan more of my favorites to share before I bring them to the show. I love that they were all photographed by one person~ a woman~ and that the pictures neatly span a 10 year period of her fascinating life.
EDITED TO ADD: As of now, Thursday morning, I may be on the track of her family. She seems to still be alive, and I am seeing she and/or her family might want her pictures back. So the pictures will not be for sale until I know.
Further Update: Lillian does not seem to have been our photographer. i talked with her son In Memphis. I am sending him the pictures that I can identify as his mom. I emailed a WASP historian, and am waiting to hear back about who our photographer might have been and where the photographs might be wanted. I will let you know.
Here is an update post about this continuing story.