My Grandmother's Polaroids.
Photographs by Dorothy & Raymond Bradley.
Silas Finch, New York, 2011. 64 pp., 25 color illustrations, 6½x8".
A fundraiser to benefit the Silas Finch Foundation
Published to mark the 100th birthday of Silas E. Finch, My Grandmother's Polaroids presents 25 found photographs from the estate of Dorothy and Raymond Bradley of Saxtons River, Vermont. 'Si' Finch lived with four generations of the Bradley family from the time he was eleven years old.
The photographs, all of which were taken in the mid-1980's, offer a glimpse into the isolation - and quiet beauty - of their day-to-day life between family gatherings and visits from children and grandchildren.
This limited edition of 50 numbered books is sewn and bound by hand, with cotton ragboard covers and letterpress-printed endsheets. An original polaroid is tipped in to the front cover, making each book unique.