Vintage Photo Writing Prompt

These vintage photos are from my ever-growing collection. None of the individuals are family and I have no knowledge of their back stories, which makes creating poems and stories around them so much more fun. I use photos quite often as writing prompts. The last of this bunch sparked one for me. In a future post I’ll include a couple photos and their companion poems. For now, enjoy these great images, maybe one of them will inspire a little writing.

Woman with birds in unknown city

Woman with birds in unknown city

Great perspective. That sidewalk into infinity!

Great perspective. That sidewalk into infinity!

Child bride, forced marriage? The possibilities  are endless.

Child bride, forced marriage? The possibilities are endless.

First communion dress handed down in an eccentric family.

First communion dress handed down in an eccentric family.

I think she's in mourning but stylishly so. Reminiscent of Dickens' Bleak House.

I think she’s in mourning but stylishly so. Reminiscent of Dickens’ Bleak House.

Look close, the original boy band. Love the jacket falling off the guitarist's shoulder.

Look close, the original boy band. Love the jacket falling off the guitarist’s shoulder.

Family photo with cemetery.

Family photo with cemetery.

Oh that hat!

Oh that hat!

There's a companion photo to this where they're all facing the camera. Love that sense of humor.

There’s a companion photo to this where they’re all facing the camera. Love that sense of humor.

Lady with two dapper gentleman. Love triangle?

Lady with two dapper gentleman. Love triangle?

And my favorite. I had to write a poem about this one, I'll include it in another post. The woman in mourning laying flowers, the shadowed photographer. I love the second photo where she seems to disappear completely in all that black.

And my favorite. I had to write a poem about this one, I’ll include it in another post. The woman in mourning laying flowers, the shadowed photographer. I love the second photo where she seems to disappear completely in all that black.

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