Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Walker Evans, Tourist Cabins, 1936

Thanks to my husband's obsession with this blog, he found his way to Shorpy: a fantastic collection of vintage photographs linked to one Juniper Gallery in Alabama. The images are sorted by subject, artist, decade, place—all standard practice, yes. But the best part: You can buy incredibly affordable prints by the likes of Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Lewis Hine. Most are black and white, but there are some great Kodachromes. Just beware the creepy portraits of cats and dogs in weird poses and formal clothing.

1908 electric ore hoist in good old Buffalo, NY

Doesn't she look like Drew Barrymore? circa 1900
Beauty Contest, 1922
DC corner store, 1942
Vera of Vera Scarves in her Fifth Avenue store, 1952
Catskills barn, 1943

1 comment:

  1. Ok, I'm not sure why this post reminded me of this but- have you seen the movie Junebug?