Lost & Found: Insightful Photos Discovered in a Thrift Store and Their Unbelievable Beginnings – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

Lost & Found: Insightful Photos Discovered in a Thrift Store and Their Unbelievable Beginnings


In 2015, Meagan Abell discovered medium-format negatives in a Richmond, Virginia thrift store, featuring two unidentified young women.

One of the women, later identified as Claudia Thompson, was a jazz singer who experienced significant career challenges, including being replaced by a white model on her album cover due to racial prejudices. Despite these setbacks, Claudia and her husband, Ira Thomas, enjoyed a successful international music career. They eventually settled in Las Vegas, continuing to perform. Claudia’s story highlights the struggles and triumphs of an African American artist in a prejudiced industry.

“NOW this is where I need the Internet’s help. I would absolutely love to find the women in these photographs/the photographer who took them. The only info I have is that the negatives were found in a thrift store on Hull St in Richmond, VA. They are medium format, and judging by the style of dress, made in 1940-1950. The owner of the thrift store had no idea where they came from. I’m posting the best/clearest scans of the images, so if y’all could share this around, HOPEFULLY we can make it go viral and find the original photographer/subjects!!!!” she posted on Facebook.

More: Facebook h/t: flashbak

Found A 340x340
Found B
Found C
Found D
Found E
Found F
Found G
Found H

[Fancy_Facebook_Comments_Pro width="990"]
If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Design You Trust Facebook page. You won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Fascinating Vintage Photographs That Capture Kids Finding Fun On The Streets In Postwar London Rubble
'Stacked' Space Station Photos Highlight Star Trails
Beautiful Photos of Sharon Tate Taken by Orlando Suero in 1966
German Factory Introducing the '“Double-Lambretta”, 1953
Wonderful Photos That Prove People Had More Class In The Past
Unique Photographs of Russian Beauties in Old Costumes
Beautiful Photos Of Vietnamese Street Vendors From Above
Here Are Some Of The Coolest National Geographic Photos That Were Never Published
Delightful And Rare Photographs Of The Year 1890 In Colour
Drivers In This Chinese City Are Rat-Proofing Their Cars
Breaking Fashion Boundaries: Women's Attitudes and Styles in the 1960s
Stunning Black And White Photos Of The Skateboarding In The 1960s
Blast from the Past: The Futuristic Flying Saucer Gas Stations of Soviet-Era Kyiv
'This Is Mars': A US Satellite Took These Stunning Black-And-White Photos Of Planet Mars
After Their Wedding, This Couple Did What Many Of Us Have Always Dreamed Of Doing
Saddle Shoes In Their Highest Popularity Period – One Of Favorite Fashion Styles Of Young Girls From Between The 1920s And 1950s
Elegant Nose Candle Holders Are Designed To Hold A Candle With Their Nose
"Army Troops Around The House": WW2 Toy Soldiers And Their Curious Adventures
Breathtaking Travel Winning Photos From The 2023 AAP Magazine Photo Contest
Fascinating Color Photographs That Capture Boston Youth Fashion In The Early 1970s
Spectacular Winning Analogue Photos of The 2023 International Photography Awards
This Artist Makes Optimistic Drawings For Sad People
Remarkable Photos Of Manhattan By Berenice Abbott From 1935
18 Photos Of America Like You’ve Never Seen It Before