Thursday, March 10, 2011


Isn't the above photo amazing? These are distant relatives! Of some sort... This is on a tintype. I've gotten to the point where I can sort of recognize outfits and items and tell you the approximate time period. I'm especially good at the 30s, 40s, and 50s. But thank goodness for the internet! When I went to RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) we used to have what was called a "clipping file." You would walk up to the desk where to students would work and ask for a subject. "Hey, what's up? I'd like stuff on cars." They the student would bring you back several folders of cut magazine photos on cars. I wonder what happened to it. I'm sure it's not there anymore. But who knows with that place. Maybe it's still there. RISD's a little nutty. But now all you need is Google Images and up comes all you could ever dream of! People put up photos of EVERYTHING.

( is THAT??)

And you get photos from all over the world. PLUS image databases like Corbis, which sells the photos, places samples to look at. I don't care if there's a big copyright symbol plopped on top--I can still see it!

And gosh, people put up hilarious photos like this:
(yes, I digress... but I want to end on a good note....)

(I had to add the black circle. It was a little racy, if you know what I mean)

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