Thursday, May 8, 2008


This picture is from Chester, South Carolina and was taken in the year 1908. It's from one of my favorite sites in the web, The site has pics dating back into the early 1800s and the quality of most of them is simply amazing.

I look at pictures like this and get drawn into the people and their surroundings and try to imagine what their lives must have been like. And not just for the instant in time when the snapshot was taken. The children below have all more than likely lived out their entire lives and moved on to whatever comes next. They were probably approaching the ends of their lives when I was just starting mine. I find that incredibly interesting.

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It makes me wonder what people are going to think in 2108 when they look back at some of the photos on sites like Flickr.

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