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02-10-2004, 05:24 AM
Here are a few pictures that I found from the Library of Congress' photo collections:
Library of Congress Photos Link (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html)
Most of these are from NYC
Lots of Boaters at the 1919 actors' strike in NYC
Drag and drop this to address bar for large size photo (http://images5.fotki.com/v58/free/dc23c/9/98066/698292/1919actorsstrike-or.jpg)
1914 Workers Strike
1939 Fruit Auction
02-10-2004, 05:38 AM
2 men conversing: 1936
Hair Tonic Salesman 1936
02-10-2004, 05:46 AM
Those are the kind of pictures I like.
good find Zohar.
Those are some cool pics. They show a lot more than hat though. I am going to move this thread to the golden era.
02-10-2004, 08:02 AM
You're right, it is a better fit here.
The thing I really noticed about the pictures is how many c-dents there are. Those crowns must be high, and thin to get a c-dent in them that deep and defined.
02-10-2004, 12:06 PM
I feel like I see a lot more C-dents in old movies and photos than I do center dents...in fact, I feel like it's kind of rare to see the dent in films. For some reason, I still block most of my hats with the center dent.
I should start doing more with the C-crown...I do have a couple which are really nice and I wear a lot.
I agree that the felt has got to be really thin for those kind of C-dents. I was actually just thinking about that the other day, when I tried to put on in an older Stetson I have, which was obviously not thin enough, as it just didn't look that great.
02-10-2004, 02:14 PM
As a photographer, I love viewing pictures as much as I love taking them. I love looking over vintage photos from the golden. I can sit forever, looking over mens suits and fedoras. I guess it's just part of being a lover of the golden era as it were. I am a big fan of B&W photos and often shoot all B&W when it comes to all of my photos, still photos that is, as well as moving pictures!:cool2:
Indeed, wonderful find. I'm going to have trouble finishing my physics work tonight because I'm digging through the old pictures on the LoC site. What kind of searches did you do to pull up what you found?
02-10-2004, 06:50 PM
I looked for collections that were from the Golden Era, then browsed the subject headings for Crowds, NewYork, Streetscapes, and Men.
02-11-2004, 03:51 AM
I love black and white photos such as those; an anonymous moment in time captured forever. Hundreds of men with hundreds of different thoughts--Certainly for the idle mind there is a lot in those pictures to ponder.
Thanks for posting, Zohar.
02-13-2004, 10:35 AM
I agree! The true gift of photography is one that I am grateful for. To see shots of the past is a real treat. To some this is just old junk. I have seen whole family photo albums a Thrift shops or Antique shops. What family wouldn't want to keep their family photos??? It is sad. I'm not kidding; I have seen so many photos from as far back as the late 1870's to the 1950's. It is sad that their Ancestors are kicked to the curb like that.
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