Sunday, June 21, 2009

A View of Father's Day via the Shorpy Photo Archive

Happy Father's Day!

This image is of President Woodrow Wilson and his newborn grandson, Francis Sayre, Jr., taken in 1915 and can be found on a wonderful vintage photography blog.

The Shorpy Photo Archive is an online archive of thousands of high-resolution vintage photos from the 1850s to 1950s. Its namesake, Shorpy Higginbotham, was a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years

You can search Shorpy for something of interest or you can peruse several galleries by subject as well as by photographer.

And there is an opportunity to participate in the site. By creating your own free account on Shorpy you can share your own vintage photographs. Visitors to the site are particularly interested in images from the dawn of photography to the 1940s.

This is a great site that offers an intriguing window into our past. Enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment