Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Past in Color

Do you recall poring over the pages of magazines (Life, Look, National Geographic) and learning to see the world? Two articles on the web sites of popular news magazines show stunning color pictures of the past.
Newsweek has a slide show, In Revolutionary Color, depicting Russia in 1907-1925. The portraits are so vivid they still seem to be living people. 
Time has a slide show, The FSA and the Dawn of Kodachrome, showing color scenes of rural workers and labor migrants in the 1930s. You may glimpse parts of Illinois, before your time.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

End of Summer

Labor Day brings the end of summer, the start of school. 
Here's a film on this rite of passage by Jeff Scher, a painter and writer.
For me, September always seems the best month to travel.
Are you going anywhere?

Thursday, September 03, 2009

State Fair Film

from MSNBC.com

The State Fair went by quickly this summer.
In keeping with these hard times,
Admission was $3.00, and many attractions were free.
If you missed it, there's a nice quick film
On the '58 web site: look under Video.
And for a view of the annual Butter Cow, click here.
This one munches grass beside a book-reading Abe Lincoln.
(thanks to Judi Dunkel Headrick for the tip)