Friday, June 13, 2008

Damned Shorpy

I haven't gotten a damned thing done in 24 hrs due to this place. Madness is what it is to someone who loves photography. And a sort of addiction if you like to look at the background, the random stuff that was a part of life in the old days.

Go ahead and hit the Civil War set. Or WWII. Prepare to be lost in it for hours if that's your interest. And the terribly interesting thing is that some photos get follow-up...people see them and find out who the person is, if someone living recalls them. One man noted that it was his mother in the photo. Related that the dress she was wearing was likely self-tailored (and it was lovely!). Just a flat out amazing trip back in time. I did nothing else all night, frankly, to the detriment of house and home.

I wish, sometimes, that everything could revert - that children wouldn't be so spoiled rotten, employers more loyal, employees more appreciative...but we all know that it was not all simple and sweet. There were horrors daily but they weren't as immediately disseminated. We, the media vultures, could not get our fix without spending that dime on a newspaper. And a dime was worth something. Worth more than gossip, to be sure.

A dozen or more prints I ache to have...I simply cannot believe the site exists. What a glorious plenty. I have gorged myself and remain unsated...

1 comment:

Sam said...

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