Posts Tagged ‘WFMY-TV

14
Jun
11

WFMY-TV

Long time readers will remember the 1950’s Home Interior series I posted early on in this blog. This is another shot from that series. It’s the test pattern from WFMY-TV in Greensboro, NC. So far, this is the only concrete clue as to where The UP lived.

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23
Aug
10

Vintage television

Another shoot of the living room TV.  Probably handheld, given  the amount of motion blur.

05
Aug
10

That TV again

A close up of the WFMY-TV test pattern.  Lots of camera shake, which comes with hand holding a camera at a low shutter speed.

22
Jul
10

The UP’s hometown identified!

Special thanks to my buddy Jeff for discovering this.  If I’d been paying attention like I should have been, I’d have found it out myself.  That’ll learn me to process these negatives too quickly!

A few days ago, I posted the first of the 1950’s Home Interior series.  The centerpiece of this picture was an entertainment center.  I thought it was a phonograph/shortwave radio, but it was in fact an early television set.  Kudos to my wife for figuring that out before I did.  (I’m pretty thick sometimes.)  Anyway, Jeff looked at the large scan of the picture & pointed out this:

If you squint you can see that’s a test pattern for the station WFMY-TV.  That station is in Greensboro, NC, which is only an hour or so from where I bought the negatives.  So, the first piece of the puzzle comes together:  The UP lived in or near Greensboro around the late ’40’s/early ’50’s.  Let’s hope your blogmaster can be a little more attentive & figure some stuff out on his own next time!

Also, from this pic I figured out I’d scanned this strip of negatives backwards.  I’ve corrected this  now, so all previous & future posts in this series turned the right way.

Thanks, Jeff!