Vintage

riverside school

a wonderful set of photographs from the seventies by george plemper titled riverside school

in my early days i was employed as a science teacher at riverside school … my negatives and photographs sat mouldering in the back of my garage for 30 years before the wonders of the digital age allowed me to rescue them.

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cape town & suburbs

family friends found this book in a vintage market in geneva, switzerland – of all places. now it has returned to sunny south african shores. i think it was printed in the fourties / fifties (no date unfortunately), though the postcards inside are all probably from the turn of the century. i love the cover. more at my flickr

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shorpy

shorpy is one of those sites i should have discovered years ago, but instead only found in the past month via this via that via this via some other site i forget. anyway i’m glad i did because these vintage images are quality. and when i say quality, i mean HIGH quality.

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. Most were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into jpegs.

some of my favourites:

http://i.imgur.com/dDNuH.jpg

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hilda grahnat

I am a 22 year old graphic design student, born and raised in the dark forests of Sweden. I take pictures to remember, to preserve a passing moment and to distinguish interesting details from their otherwise average surroundings. I love traveling and take my best pictures when I travel. I have a fondness for all things vintage, typography and morning light. I have spent most of my life thinking I cannot draw. I am not yet convinced of the contrary, but at least now I am trying.

well said, hilda. her vintage items styled by colour are a dream…

http://i.imgur.com/8bD9J.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PaJt6.jpg

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persephone classics

persephone books reprints neglected classics 20th century women writers. the titles are chosen to appeal to busy women who rarely have time to spend in ever-larger bookshops and who would like to have access to a list of books designed to be neither too literary nor too commercial.

i would buy these books by the covers alone, which i love love love (the classics range).

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alice, finally.

GUYS i’m going to go watch alice in wonderland tomorrow. not just tomorrow, tomorrow morning. yes, that’s how eager i am. there’s always something strange about sitting in a dark cinema when it’s light outside, but there you have it. anyway, in honour of this momentous occassion, i thought i’d share some alice in wonderland imagery i enjoy.

{click on the images for their sources}

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