when i’m feeling low all it takes is a quick browse of superbomba’s legendary collection to perk the spirits.
This is a series of photos I took in Bologna. I thought it was a good idea … then they told me that similar work had already been done … and then I gave up everything. - translated from Italian
it’s true – i have seen these done before, but not with the focus on the people in the photos. i think it’s far more interesting than just seeing the place itself – especially when you view past people in context with present day people.
let’s not forget all the effort Giuseppe must have gone to to track down these spots. so awesome!
all photographs by Giuseppe Savini
speaking of bathing, it’s pretty scary that summer is around the corner. i have noticed the northern bloggers freaking out over their impending autumn and winter months – i would happily trade places with you! we have hardly had any rain, and it hasn’t been cold enough for my liking. it’s mid august and i am already wearing short sleeves and sandals. sigh.
all images from the life magazine archives photographed by ralph crane
This is a series of family photos taken by a Mr.E.A. Ife, mostly in the 1920s. They lived in Cassio Road, Watford, and Mr. Ife ran the ‘Post Office Savings Club Photographic Society’ from there.
all photographs are from the collection of Mike / Abaraphobia
this past week has been pretty weird – my car was broken into, some of my favourite things were stolen and i’ve been wrestling with an irritating head cold that has overstayed its welcome. but, you know, it’s just a shitty time that will be quickly forgotten and supplanted in my memory by better days and great weeks to come – there’s no point in moping about and feeling sorry for yourself, right?
so i turned to the internet for some cheering up (this usually always works) and after a whole lot of browsing my eyes began to glaze over and i was just about to give up when i discovered the found photo collection of anyjazz65 - made up of over 4000 vintage photos which he has helpfully sorted over at his blog the lost gallery.
all photographs from the collection of anyjazz65
The Art Library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation shares an extensive collection of vintage photos from Portugal