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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:19 pm
by donnie
Kitty wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Maybe it's just me, but it kind of looks like these people are out of place. It reminds me of the colorforms we had as kids. Almost like cut outs that were positioned there. Of course, I very well could be wrong, but that's what they make me think of.
You're right! It does look that way, especially in the foreground, doesn't it? I'll see if I can find an original B&W.

Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:18 pm
by donnie
Ok, here is the original. It was made by Jacob Riis. I think it was the colorization that made it look a little fakey. And I also found a site that shows a view of the same street as it looks today:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... -diversity

Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:57 pm
by Kitty
Cool! Very interesting to compare the two photos. Thanks for finding that!

Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:27 pm
by donnie
I was looking to see if any of the buildings seem to still be extant. I think at least one on the right is, though I can't tell for sure.

Here's another interesting one by Riis: pupils in the Essex Market School in a poor quarter of New York, 1887.

Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:04 pm
by Kitty
Neat! I wonder how those boys' lives turned out.

Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:31 am
by Kitty
This is a series of 15 photos that showed up on ebay at some point. I read that on the back of one it said "The Goblins will get you if you don't watch out." Somewhere else someone said that they were a stereoview card set. Maybe you're right about Little Orphant Annie!!
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:08 pm
by donnie
What a series of photos! Yes, they're definitely related to Little Orphant Annie. I recognize those particular "gobble-uns" from the film. I wonder why the little girl in the photos isn't Colleen Moore, that being the case. Maybe the photographer just rented the gobble-uns for his own use for awhile. :) Thanks for posting them!

Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:03 pm
by donnie
I thought this was a pretty cool photo. It was made in New York around 1920. Guess who? None other than Bat Masterson, toward the end of his life. Somehow it seems odd that a colorful character of the old West like that would turn up in New York City attired like any other man on the street.