Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Richard and the Viewmaster

This is too wonderfully wacky! I am noticing with all these Brownie Reflex pictures that we are recently scanning (which should have been thrown away in the 1940s, and now are treasured historic artifacts of a vanished world) that the perpendiculars (doors, windows, house corners) so commonly found on the inside and outside of houses are most often askew. I wonder if this was just because these photographers ignored that, or that the viewfinder made it difficult to line up things accurately. In this photo, my brother is almost totally obscured, not only by the Viewmaster, but also by the box and the poor choice of framing. But another kid, cold be the photographer, even me . . .Very postmodern, no???

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