Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Have you ever checked out Shorpy.com?
Have you ever visited Shorpy.com? You should. I ran across this site a few weeks ago.Shorpy.com is the 100-year-old photography blog that brings our ancestors back, at least to the desktop. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a boy who worked in an Alabama coal mine near the turn of the century.
Here are some examples of Shorpy:
1925. Sidney Lust's Leader Theater at 507 Ninth Street NW in Washington, D.C. Now playing: "The Air Mail," starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and an "Our Gang" short.
National Photo Company glass negative.
I'll Paint the Town Red: 1885 This cartoon shows "Democracy" portrayed as the devil holding a bucket labeled "Bourbon Principles." A profile caricature of Grover Cleveland appears in the paint brush. The Devil overlooks Washington, D.C., proclaiming he will "paint the town red." Illustrated by Grant E. Hamilton in 1885. This was taken from a site that was linked with Shorpy- Vintagraph.