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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.