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.
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. The 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.
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.
In honor of International Women’s Day I thought I’d post a few RPPC’s I’ve picked up recently. Click here to see them all!
To continue my Black History Month posts I’ve put together a large gallery of nearly all of my African-American real photo postcard collection- nearly 200 in all. Click here to see them all.
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.
A selection of studio portraits taken with a camera that made quick direct positive prints much like a photo booth camera. To see about 50 or so of my favorites click here.
If want to see more of these from my collection I’ve also posted a much larger gallery containing those 50 images plus another 150+ here.
A selection of postcards from my collection. Click here to see the series.
I’ll hopefully have the entire collection available for viewing here soon.