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I have been completely captivated by the photo gallery blog Vintage Everyday.
From creepy old Halloween pics to portraits of Circus performers in the 1940’s, from heartbreaking images of London after a bombing to scary NYC subways in the 80’s, there’s so many fascinating images to behold in this neat, clean, well curated site.
It is indeed updated everyday, so be sure to bookmark this one and don’t be surprised if time simply disappears as you go through the archives.
These photos of people getting scared in Nightmare’s Fear Factory are stupendous!
We won’t be making it to the old haunted house this year, but these photos are filling the void nicely.
I love Halloween time!
Thanks Steve for bringing these to my attention.
I stumbled across J.Cosmas Vintage Photography quite by accident but was immediately drawn into the arresting images.
Surely I am not the only one among us that can’t resist the eyes of the past and if you too are a fan of vintage portraits, this is an incredible collection.
Priced reasonably, these would make a great gift for the lover of antiquities in your life.
The website is well organized, with large, clear scans, and informative and enthusiastic descriptions. Clearly, they have a passion for their trade (and the passionate are the most fun to buy things from).
Plus, they’re based in one of my favorite American cities, Providence.
Browsing through the impressive collection of mug shots from Least Wanted, aka Mark Michaelson is a fascinating trip. I added a few favorites here, but really, you could spend a big chunk of your day going through his flickr albums (and I recommend you set that time aside).
He published portions of his collection in a hardcover book also called Least Wanted and currently creates eye catching street art based on the images.
Big Happy Fun House is such an endearing collection of found photographs, most from decades past. Have fun browsing all the archives, the sum of which left me full to the brim with tenderness and awe at the simple art of living life. Just a few of my personal favorites are below/after the jump.
I didn’t get born to this grate cuntry to go baroque, loss our feedom and speak any lanaguage that not english, be a red communiss with socilism!
Spoken like a true Teabagger, a fringe (at least, I hope fringe) group that has fascinated me from the beginning with their unwittingly dirty name. Here is a photo collection of their unique spellings on recent protest signs. Prepare to feel superior.
Another gem that I first discovered courtesy of the Found Footage Festival, age defying (or perhaps “age confusing”) home made pop star Jan Terri is phenomenal. Her list of cable access hits such as Losing You, Get Down Goblin, Journey to Mars, Little Brother, and Baby Blues are catchy, mind blowing and rather touching in their earnestness.
The world needs more Jans! And, to be prefectly honest, her voice kind of sounds like a Runaways-era hit maker.
The astrological interpretations of one Harvey Sid Fisher are another spectacular find courtesy of the guys over at The Found Footage Festival. A public access artist extraordinaire, Fisher, clad in a tuxedo, captured his collection of 12 zodiac songs (just try to get “Talkin’ bout the Taurus, talkin’ ’bout the bully bull bull” out of your head once it gets inside) back in 1989, setting each to an amazing interpretive dance.
So do enjoy and make sure to check out the compilations of The Found Footage Festival available on DVD (which we just picked up at Amoeba) for more gems, many of which have (or soon will) appear on this very blog.
I’ve recommended one of the author of My Funny Eye’s blogs before (the now defunct How We Say Hello) and as I got set to write this one up, I didn’t even realize it! I must, then, consider myself a real fan or perhaps even a cosmic friend. Love the photos here and wish I was talented enough behind the lens to capture my life as if it were a precious, special art project. I tend to get double chins and cats that won’t sit still.
This blog also boasts a fabulous links section which has kept me inspired and busy for days.
>Our friend Jessica posted these awesome and insane toys the other day on RC and they made me giggle. Here's what she had to say about them:
You think your kid is the most beautiful thing that has ever come out of a womb. You want to show off your child, build their confidence, bank some college fund cash. So wanna-be show mom brings her kid in for headshots to start his modeling career and the doe-eyed tyke ends up modeling the latest in choking hazards. I'm sad I've only collected photos of 3/22 Bling Teeth.
Well it certainly took long enough, but Rotating Corpse is finally here! It's a new collaborative blog Jim and I put together with a number of our most awesomest friends. It's updated daily with amazing things to delight your mind. It's tons of fun to be a part of and just as fun to browse. Please, please stop by, subscribe to the feed and feel free to leave comments!