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Old 05-16-2018, 10:36 PM
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Default Hole punched photos of Great Deression

Interesting article about the photo editor for the U.S. government project of depicting the breath and width of the economic depression in the Thirties, particularly in rural areas.
He hole-punched the negatives of photos he disliked. Comparing the two versions is fascinating.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...ression-photos

The site Atlas Obscura, by the way, is wonderful for quirky, unusual bits of knowledge.
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Some fascinating, and in some cases, oddly beautiful photographs of an important historical period there.
Looks like I have found a site to spend many happy unproductive hours on.
I like the collections of old photographs on YouTube. I can never see the MGM lion now without thinking of those two guys a few feet away filming and recording it.
Thanks for posting.

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Hello, Mr. Wilson, you're welcome, and I'm very glad you enjoyed the article and the website.

I thought some of the photos were very evocative of the period, too.

I'm a librarian, and love to pick up new bits of knowledge, especially about history, books, authors, etc.

Great website for dedicated time-wasters!
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Hi Pat.
I'm not sure your interest truly embodies the wastrel philosophy.
Libraries tend to be places of interest for historians, researchers, genealogists and other academics.
This all sounds suspiciously vocational to me. Enquiries can certainly be dealt with easier if someone knows what they are talking about. (Increasingly rare these days I find)

I just like gawping and going "look at that!" Indeed I'm reliably informed a few more years of therapy and I will be able to cope with the sight of those workmen eating lunch on a skyscraper.

My interest was sparked by meeting a man who claimed to be a time traveller. He said he had just returned from 1910.
He said archive footage of the time isn't played at the wrong frame rate, or has missing frames.
Apparently people actually walked like that. (Joke).

Wishing you many happy hours of unproduction.

All the best.
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Ah, well, I waste a lot of time watching Livestreams of cats and their kittens lately... It is better than listening to the news...

Here is another fascinating article from Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...eid=e9e9ea3d6a

The things talented people will decide to do! Miniature models of famous historical photographs. Amazing!
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Ah, well, I waste a lot of time watching Livestreams of cats and their kittens lately... It is better than listening to the news...

Here is another fascinating article from Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...eid=e9e9ea3d6a

The things talented people will decide to do! Miniature models of famous historical photographs. Amazing!

I saw that recently (maybe earlier today, everything is a bit of a blur the last week or so) very clever really.
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