Mysterious Treasure

I came across a wonderful treasure at the junk auction today, and almost bid for it. Instead, I took a picture.

It’s a big cardboard box filled with hundreds of Polaroids, each one featuring a different old lighting fixture. Nothing else.┬áMost are interior shots, some were taken outside, all of them delightfully surreal.

The answer to the mystery of who took these and why is probably vastly less interesting than where my imagination takes me. Continue reading

Iconic Black and White, In Color

These photos are surreal in their real-ness, now that they’ve been cleaned and colorized. Stunning work.

Modernized President: Portraits of Abraham Lincoln, In Color | LightBox |
For this week’s issue of TIME, Sanna Dullaway digitally colorized archival images of America’s 16th president in hopes of bringing history to life. Here’s a look back on the iconic images she’s revisi…

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