Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

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Old things have a special charm, although not all think so. But the photographer Kathy Dimoff from Portland from time to time looking at the flea market or second-hand old cameras, hoping to stumble on a long lost or forgotten treasure. And one day she was lucky — she found a picture in the Argus C2 camera, which had captured the catastrophic eruption of mount St. Helens in 1980.

Shots were taken in Portland — it was covered in smoke from the volcano in Washington state. The eruption of 5 points occurred on may 18, 1980, killed 57 people and caused damage to $ 1.1 billion. The number of victims due to the fact that the eruption was a rare type — "a controlled explosion".

One of the photos was different from the rest — it was the smiling family in the backyard.

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

Once discovered photographs have been published in the local newspaper, the Oregonian, a man named Melvin Purvis identified them — they belonged to his dead grandmother.

"I click on photos, start flipping and I see a picture of my wife, grandmother, son and myself," said the bewildered man.

Unfortunately, by the time his mother and grandmother died, so this lost family photo was Melvin Purvis is particularly expensive.

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

Cameras Argus C2 produced in Illinois in 1938-1942 years.

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

Photographer Kathy Dimoff.

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

The bridge of the city of Longview. In the background mount St. Helens.

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

Photographer, bought at a flea market an old camera, found pictures of the 30-year-old

The Family Of Melvin Purvis. "I almost from the chair fell," said Melvin. Found the camera belonged to his grandmother (pictured), who died in 1981. However, it is unknown how the camera got to the flea market. Mother of Purvis (left from my grandmother) died recently.

"I'm not a particularly religious person, but sometimes there are moments when I think..."

Keywords: Flea market | Volcano eruption | Treasure | Camera | Photos

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