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    Great web site of Vernacular Photography

    I just stumbled onto "Square America"- http://www.squareamerica.com/index.htm

    a fantastic site dedicated to vernacular and found images. If you are like me and go directly to the photo bin at thrift and antique stores, this site is for you.
    "Fundamentally I think we need to rediscover a non-ironic world"
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    As an avid collector of old photographs of people and places I never knew, I'm a huge fan of this site. Thanks for sharing!

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    Great great site. Some of those photographs are absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow. Now I KNOW where I will be for the next week or two! Ha!

    thanks!

    * One of my favorite vintage found photos from my collection below...
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    Thanks! A lot of these pictures are fascinating to say the least.

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    Oh, a great site. Lots to investigate here, thanks. Bookmarked.

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    Let me also add the database of images & text dealing with Texas History at http://www.texashistory.unt.edu/

    I'm a little biased in posting this, though, as this is where I work
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Very cool Jeremy! Thanks for the link.
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    http://texashistory.unt.edu

    here's the correct link!
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    I wish all states and counties would do something similar to the Texas site.

    I always view vernacular photographs with a touch of melancholy. Mostly due to the fact that such images will no longer be available in the future. Most images will be stored on hard drives or memory cards that will probably end up in landfills or become corrupted and unreadable years down the road. What does someone do with the memory cards you find in grandpa's dresser drawer 30 years from now? Even color machine prints have a fraction of the longevity of the old B&W. I feel that a window into the American past will become much smaller and limited.
    "Fundamentally I think we need to rediscover a non-ironic world"
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