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Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:00 pm

Saw this one on Shorpy.

May 1943. "Woman and her dog in the Harlem section." Medium format negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information.
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Post by donnie » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:17 pm

That's a gorgeous photograph. The highlights have that silvery tone that looks similar to the highlights in nitrate film. I wonder how the photographer did that.

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:32 pm

Here's another I like from Shorpy. This falls into the so-odd-it's-cool category.

Caption: January 1943. Washington, D.C. This Office of Price Administration clerk, speaking of her boardinghouse room, says: "The light looks like an angel when I leave the shade off, so I do so."

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Photo by Esther Bubley.

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Post by Kitty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:17 am

donnie wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:32 pm
Here's another I like from Shorpy. This falls into the so-odd-it's-cool category.

Caption: January 1943. Washington, D.C. This Office of Price Administration clerk, speaking of her boardinghouse room, says: "The light looks like an angel when I leave the shade off, so I do so."

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Photo by Esther Bubley.
Did you mean to post this one? It didn't show up in the post. This is a really cool one! I love it.
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Post by donnie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:31 am

Yes, that's the one. Thanks!

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Post by Kitty » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:33 pm

donnie wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:31 am
Yes, that's the one. Thanks!
No prob, Bob! :D
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Post by Kitty » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:40 pm

:)
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Post by donnie » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:53 pm

:D The woman in black front and center does *not* look happy to be there.

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Post by donnie » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:11 pm

Bela Lugosi enjoys an RC. :P

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Post by Kitty » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:23 pm

donnie wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:53 pm
:D The woman in black front and center does *not* look happy to be there.
I can't figure out that lady. It looks like she's leaning back. Very odd. I wonder why some of them look so miserable.
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