Friday, May 08, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday!



Ookpik’s Negativity is 10 years old today! In the fall of 2003 I began an interest in old photography by a chance acquisition of over 10,000 vintage negatives. I wanted share the negatives but was unsure how to go about it until I read an article in the newspaper about Ron Slattery’s Bighappyfunhouse vernacular photography blog. In the spring of 2005 Ookpik’s Negativity was born. I am very proud that the blog has lasted for a decade but it would it would not have lasted a month without you – the reader. Thus, I am taking this time to say thanks to all who have visited, read, lurked or commented over the years. Special thanks to Ron Slattery for the inspiration, Angela Paez from Swapatorium where some of the negatives also appeared, Marty Weil who interviewed me for his Ephemera blog, and Becky who commented often in the early days of the blog. Here is to another fun filled decade of using yesterday's negatives to create today's positives!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Opening Day



Play Ball! Go Tigers! The photo is from the 1930's.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Requested By: Anonymous





Anonymous requested photos of ".....holding hands or a couple walking in a park."

Although there weren’t a lot of photographs of this type in the collection these two should fit the bill quite nicely.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day



Nothing beats an old photo for 50 shades of gray.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Happy Holidays - Bonus Edition!





Robert requested additional Christmas pictures so "Santa Ookpik" was happy to grant his wish.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Happy Holidays!



Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Requested By: Film Stock







Film Stock requested "…any negatives of vw beetles?”

It turned out that I didn’t have very many pictures of VW Beetles to choose from so I reached into the “Way-Way Back Machine” for the final picture which shows my father as a very young man standing proudly by his newly purchased 1961 Volkswagen Beetle. As luck would have it a relative who also had a Beetle happened to be visiting!