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Historic photographs from the 1800's to mid 1900's. Search our database of more than 3000 images. Select your Favorites & Share with your loved ones.


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About Yesterday’s Images

Hi my name is Chantal Sowada, I first started working in the darkroom with my dad since I was about 10 yrs old. I love the peace of the darkroom. Dad taught me all my darkroom skills and I haven’t looked back. Now I spend my weekends at the markets selling and the weekdays making the stock. I hand do all the photographs from negative to positive, then process them in black and white, then I bleach the photograph and Sepia tone them.

cut all the matts and my beautiful mother Helen does the caption on each photograph. My mother is also at the Rocks markets on Sundays full of history and stories about Australia.