There’s something uncommon about vintage cameras and old black and white photos, which is most likely why Kati Dimoff gathers them. Her point is to reveal lost and overlooked fortunes that are regularly left on undeveloped moves of film. She found a camera with an old roll in it. After developing the pictures from the roll she was shocked to see these historical pictures.

Argus C2 Camera


The Argus C-2 was a popular, durable camera made from 1938-1942 by Argus, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Michigan & Chicago, Illinois (USA). It improved on the Argus C by adding rangefinder coupling, via a simple idler gear between the lens focus ring and the rangefinder dial.

Katie Dimoff Oregon Photographer


Recently the Oregon photographer Kati Dimoff found this argus c2 camera in a goodwill store in Portland.

The Camera Came With A Roll


The camera she bought from the Goodwill store had a roll which was made by a company which stopped producing these rolls long back.

She Developed The Pictures In The Roll


Just out of curiosity she developed the roll and found out some interesting historical pictures.

Historical Pictures That Were 40 Years Old


It turns out, a few of the photos were taken during the infamous 1980 emission of Mount St. Helens.

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980


The ejection of Mount St. Helens in 1980 was the deadliest and most harming volcanic emission in the historical backdrop of the United States. Actually, the fiery debris rose to 80,000 feet and spread to 11 states.

The Roll Just Didn’t Contain The Volcanic Eruption


The roll had many other pictures which showed some Portland international raceway in 70’s or 80’s.

She Published Her Pictures In Newspaper


After developing the pictures from the roll she published the pictures in the newspaper and they included a picture of a family. The readers thought, to whom this camera belongs to and started finding.

Purvis family posing in a backyard


“I practically dropped out of my seat,” Purvis revealed to The Oregonian. “That is me.” He believes that the camera belongs to his late grandma, presented above, who passed away in 1981, however, is uncertain how it wound up at a Goodwill.