Monday, January 26, 2009

Photographs

Photo from LIFE archives

This one reminded me of  Norman Rockwell's painting "The Road block." Have you had a chance to use this new tool on the Google image home page? LIFE and Google collaborated to archive all of their images from magazines over the years. It is fascinating and fun to search through. 

Photo from Life archives

I love old photo's of children. I love looking at the way they used to dress and I wonder what life was like for them.

I found this on the Internet somewhere. I love their outfits and lunch boxes. This picture reminds me of an old photo I have that I used for a painting in art school. Do I feel a painting coming on? Do you love that little guys hat as much as I do?

I found this via the Internet also. Most old photos that I find no longer have a home. When I find these photos in boxes at yard sales or thrift stores, they haunt me. Calling my name. I stare at them and try to figure out how someone first of all would get rid of such treasures. Then I imagine the stories each photo tells. A mother with her children, so devoted and loving, probably going though some of the same trials that we modern day mothers go through. I then wonder if the same fate will come to our photos. Memories on paper, faded and sometimes blurry but always special. Old photos are one of my favorite things. Just thought I would share.

3 comments:

zana said...

These are so sweet~ I'm with you on the 'what will happen to our photos' thing...The circle of life...sigh!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I wonder about those faces too, Summer. Such treasures of people that we will never know. If only each picture had a story included... I love each and every picture you shared.:) Lori

Elissa said...

oh... yes, yes, love these old images and the girls in their school and play dresses and the little boys' overhauls! makes me giddy!!!! the little wool coats. the mom's with their hair "done" and a housedress. oh, i am swooning! i am going back to look again...
:-)