Cool. Something about photos being discarded (or photo plates in this case) makes them so interesting. You can visit a stranger and see a photo album under the coffee table and not be too interested in thumbing through it. The same photo album found in a dumpster, however, can be spellbinding (for a day anyway).
I've come across two wedding albums in the trash when I used to live in an apartment, and I thought they were the greatest things ever (mostly because I wondered what happened to make one party in the photos throw it away).
I've had a box of old photo plates lying around for a while. Finally decided to use them. I think they must have been from a church newsletter or something. Some of the photos are really strange.
Thanks for the kind words.