Re: Polychromy

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I love how this set of photos gets rediscovered every so often. It's been bumping around the net for at least 8 or 9 years now, and it never fails to amaze every time.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:48 PM
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Between this and Homestar Runner, I'm worried that SB might be the victim of memory loss or temporal shenanigans.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:50 PM
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I know. I've seen them before, but they haven't run out of awesome yet, not hardly.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:50 PM
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Old is the new new.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:51 PM
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Wow. They're new to me. It's so surreal to see high quality color photos of the past. It's like "Why, why, they were really people just like me!"


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:52 PM
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I'd like to assemble a committee to vet prospective posts for sufficient novelty. Any volunteers?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:52 PM
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It always feels so odd to "discover" that the world was in color way back before about the 1940s. Reminds me of that Calvin & Hobbes cartoon.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:53 PM
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6: That idea's been floated before, Standpipe.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:55 PM
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Has it indeed? Very well then, administer the lashings.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:57 PM
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# /etc/init.d/lashings start
* WARNING: lashings have already been started
#


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:59 PM
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In scrolling through those I wish each one had a little map next to it with a dot on it in the area/region/city it was taken in.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 12:59 PM
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I sure hope SB's morale improves soon.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:00 PM
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I wish I could navigate them like Googlemaps Streetview.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:01 PM
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I am consumed with guilt for not blogging more and taking the heat off those frontpagers who do.

Also, neat pictures! Which I hadn't seen.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:04 PM
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5: Yeah, good color shots from the past are a little disconcerting to me. These and WW2/Korea in color film seem a bit unreal even though I have no reason at all to doubt their authenticity.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:06 PM
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Those are amazing pictures, SB. I hadn't seen them, so I'm glad you linked to them.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:06 PM
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There's a great book with these.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:06 PM
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This post is sufficiently novel.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:17 PM
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Not to pile on SB, but I thought I first saw these pictures because of a front-page post here. Perhaps just in the comments?

They are fantastic.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:17 PM
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19: I was just looking for that thread. Grumble grumble hoohole grumble grumble.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:21 PM
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Yahoo is better than google for searching unfogged. True fact.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:23 PM
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Well, whaddaya know.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:26 PM
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Ah, here's what I was thinking of.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:26 PM
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Yeah, these are great. I saw them at the Library of Congress back in the 1980s. I think I still have some of the postcards from the exhibit.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:28 PM
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23: I am really excited to have children to tell just those kinds of lies. You can tell how old a tree is by counting its leaves, Charlie Brown.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 1:49 PM
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25: My children invent theories far more fanciful than any I could imagine. For example, I recently corrected the misapprehension of one little Ruprecht child that handicapped spots were reserved for people who paid extra for the privilege of parking there.

In truth, I think that speaks pretty well for her grasp of the way the world works.


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:05 PM
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26: You should have told her that she was correct, except that the currency used wasn't money, but physical abilities. Then you could have told her to behave or else you'd be selling off some part of her for a better parking spot.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:09 PM
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27: Damn, it's like you were right there in the car with me!


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:14 PM
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28: My only regret is that from down there under the seat, I couldn't see her facial expression when you told her that.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:16 PM
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My only regret is that from down there under the seat, I couldn't see her facial expression when you told her that.

Well it's not like I could see straight through to the trunk either.


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 3:19 PM
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Stunning.

It's terrible to think of what those young girls must have ended up seeing in their lives -- they were born in the crosshairs of history.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 4:44 PM
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One of the perils of being the baby of the family - you never quite know what to believe. My 7 year old recently said to me, "This is really funny - did you know there's a dinosaur called a Doyouthinkhe-saurus?" Me: "Uh, well ...... Ernest, don't lie to your sister!" Ernest: "I was only showing her the dinosaurs on my duvet cover." (Which looks like this. Perhaps the *sunglasses* should have given her a clue.)


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 4:50 PM
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Sorry, I went off on a tangent from 25, and I know how deprecated that is.

Loved the photos, and I hadn't seen them before, so thank you. Have passed on the link.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 4:51 PM
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No cars, no driveways, no parking lots. Wow.

...Also a lot of other stuff missing, much of it directly desirable, but wow.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 5:02 PM
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A home a couple minutes walk from where I mostly stay in Poland link. And in this wedding pic the bride is dressed conventionally, but the boy next to her and the girl beside her in their traditional holiday best.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:26 PM
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Oh yeah, thanks for reminding me of these pics, I did see them when they were linked ITFA, but it was nice to get a second look.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:27 PM
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These photos are shocking. Michelle Shocking.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 6:58 PM
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I'm kind of hungry, but I know that if I go home and start making dinner I won't do any more work today, and I'm actually getting stuff done, having written 1483 words and deleted 85.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:04 PM
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For some reason, the LOC site doesn't have a photo that is on the Denver Post's page. The image of a seated young man and a seated older women (Dagestani Types), is—if I recall correctly—that of a young man and his mother.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:06 PM
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Here is some beautiful color film footage of London (and elsewhere) in 1927.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:10 PM
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40: That is really wonderful. I love the sign "Noted for Our Roasted Peanuts." Not "famous", not "celebrated," just noted.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 7:28 PM
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Oh, wow. Here are 2,000 of Prokudin-Gorskii's pictures. Not as good as the 120 in the LOC exhibit, which were cleaned up, but wow.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 8:09 PM
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Liu Bolin asks, 'Can you see me now ?'

Mostly in response to the original post and not to the
link.


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 8:23 PM
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I LOVE THE COATS. And the wild fuzzy hats.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:06 PM
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These photos were new to me, Standpipe. Unlike the rest of you people, I only started using the internet for pron idle browsing in like 2005. Before that it was all work and political fulmination.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:07 PM
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45: I guess you didn't continue to follow the thread linked in 22 to the end after you commented in it.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:10 PM
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Nope!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 9:31 PM
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