The Readers

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in Chicago and to me that’s book weather (actually for me pretty much all weather is book weather) so I thought I’d put together a gallery of book/magazine/newspaper related photos for your viewing pleasure. Click here to see them all.

When Meat was Cheap and Other Stories by Mary Clarke

In honor of National Poetry Month I thought I’d post a selection of captioned photos taken from two albums put together by Mary Clarke of Lowville, NY in the 1910’s/20s.┬áThe photos are fairly ordinary but her captions are fantastic- you get the usual puns, some limericks, and a bunch of the most enigmatic captions I’ve ever seen. Click here to see them all.

51% of Everything!

While Women’s History Month has come to a close I thought I’d post a genuine slice of Women’s History from my collection- a series of photos from a couple of contact sheets I picked up years ago of a Women’s Liberation march in NYC in 1970. Click here to them all.

2018 Year in Review Part 2: Gravity

My review of photos I purchased in 2018 continues with a plethora of pics of people falling, hanging, jumping, and diving. I can’t quite believe I got this many last year so I suspect a few might be from late 2017 that I somehow never got around to scanning. Whatever the case may be you can see them all here.

2018 Year in Review Part 1: Portraits

I bought a lot (and I mean a lot) of photos in 2018 so I thought it was time to get some of them scanned and posted. I thought I’d start with portraits- there’s an edited selection of about 60 here and if you’re a glutton for punishment, the unedited deep dive version of 150 is here.

Merry Christmas!

I’ve posted photo Xmas cards and photos of Santa- now here’s the rest of my Christmas photos. Some old favorites along with some new ones I picked up this year. ┬áSee them all here.