Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A look at the past...

Last week Paul and I went out and did a little antiquing, something we haven't done together in a long time. I managed to find some wonderful photos of the past to add to my collection. To see the details of these great images be sure to click on them.

The above photo is such a beautiful shot from the 1940s of a clothesline. The composition is perfect with the silhouetted grape leaves running across the top.

This photo below shows a group peeling potatoes. I love the way the older woman on the left is watching intently as the children try to get involved.

It is always exciting to find an interior shot and this one is particularly thrilling since it depicts a young man reading. Notice the wallpaper border at the top and the tramp art box under the table.

And lastly I had to show you this portrait of a little baby sitting in a chair. I love this photo for several reasons, the first being that I have an odd obsession with strange chairs. Secondly, I find it amusing that the photographer hauled this giant chair outside to photo the baby in. By comparison if this were today it would be a bit like dragging out the La-z-boy to the backyard and snapping a few. :)

5 comments:

Sandra Eileen said...

What wonderful finds.... nice to *hear* your take on them as well and that you have now obtained them to treasure seems fate.

High Desert Diva said...

These are great...although I always think it's sad to find family photos for sale...

Scott Bulger Photography said...

Very cool. I do the same thing. I'm always buying old photo albums at flea markets , yard sales, and estate auctions. There is some very cool stuff top be found.

Jenni said...

Love the old pics...
There is a web site that has wonderful old pics you might enjoy..

http://www.shorpy.com


The Baby in the rocking chair is so pretty. Great Chair.

Round Rabbit said...

Thanks for that great link jenni!