Web Catch: Who are the mysterious women found on these stunning vintage slides?


The Internet is buzzing about a box of old slides.

Photographer Meagan Abell recovered them while "thrift shop hunting" earlier this year in Richmond, Virginia, and shared her story in the above Facebook post.

"From what I could tell, they had been taken sometime in the ’50s," she writes. "So obviously I brought them home, and today finally had them scanned in, and holy wow they are beautiful!!"

Abell asked people to spread the word, and social media users quickly obliged. Her original post has been shared more than 21,000 times, and everyone from The Atlantic to Jezebel has speculated on its authenticity (the former desperately hopes it's not a viral marketing campaign, while the latter has doubts).

There have been a few leads – Abell suspects the stunning slides were taken at Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles – but the search is ongoing. She's asking people to hashtag their queries, comments, and leads using #FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives on Twitter.

Want to join the search? Follow along below.

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