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Thread: Do you like looking at old photographs?

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    This lady's things were sold at an auction and the guy who bought them found bunches of pics and negatives. He's sharing them on this blog. Amazing photos from the 60s and 70s.

    http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/

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    LOl was looking at old pics with future DIL yesterday! Lots of laughs!!

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    Being an shutterbug myself I absolutely love those. I found some sewing and quilting related on the Library of congress site. To me, when I find myself with time to spare I love to browse at the old pictures. I love those captured moments. Thank you for posting! =)

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    Very interesting. Pictures are phenominal.
    Will be seeking more info & pictures.

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    These are fascinating. Thanks for sharing them. As for the clothing and hair styles, I'd say they were taken from the late 30s to the 70s. Black and white can show lots more character then color, for whatever reason. These are a picture of America "back then".
    Back when women never wore pants, men always dressed up in suits when they went out in public, even though they wore hard hats or bib overalls for working. I know my own uncles did way back then.

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    Tahnk you for sharing I love looking at these type of photos. Have you ever seen the photos of the appalachian photographer Shelby lee adams? they are black and whites that show depth of character like these.
    I really enjoyed these photos, thanks for sharing.

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    i love black and white photos, here is my sister about six yrs old with her long hair braided and pinned up like a good Scandinavian.
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    These are great. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks, What fun.

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    Thank you for sharing. They are amazing photographs. Such meaning and such stories they can tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    i love black and white photos, here is my sister about six yrs old with her long hair braided and pinned up like a good Scandinavian.
    How pretty she is. I love black and white photos, especially older ones.

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    Thank you for sharing that link!! Beautiful photos. That photographer really captured the essence of regular people beautifully.
    My boys got out photos awhile ago and told me how "hot" I was! hahaha
    Accent on the WAS lolololol :D:D

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    Cool link. Black background with white text is rather immature. Is this a guy in his early twenties?

    Here's a Dorothea Lange quilt pic.
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998018263/PP/

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    My MIL just sent me an envelope of b/w pictures of my hubby and I was looking at them yesterday. I still keep photos. Everyone else keeps them on teh computer. How boring to have to depend on a machine to see them. LOL. ANd machines can break. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pookie ookie
    Cool link. Black background with white text is rather immature. Is this a guy in his early twenties?
    Really? I've never heard that and I've seen a lot of blogs from both old and young people with white text on black. I don't like it, personally, but a lot of pro photography blogs are this way for some reason. I guess they think it's artsy maybe.

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