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The Last Frame: Cakes, Cars, and Carryalls

By Lauren Reese

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FRAME 13: On roll documenting Joe Shapiro’s 90th birthday party, Jan 1, 1995
Photo: James Prinz, © MCA Chicago

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We've dug into our photo archives to continue our series of happy accidents with frames 13, 14, and 15, which feature a menagerie of subjects, proving nothing is off limits for our photographers' "wasted" frames.


A black-and-white film frame shows a car driving along a suburban street. In the foreground is a wooden utility pole affixed with a poster of a woman and the the word "STYLING".
FRAME 14: From an unidentified roll, May 21, 1979
Photo © MCA Chicago


A black-and-white film frame shows hands holding an open wallet that contains faded photographs.
FRAME 15: On roll documenting the exhibition opening, Roger Brown, MCA Chicago, Feb 13–Apr 12, 1981
Photo © MCA Chicago
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