Monday, August 2, 2010
Nostalgia For The Work--Vintage Photos and Daguerreotypes Part 1
A Cooper. Mid 19th c.
I thought it would be interesting to share some of the nostalgic woodworking (and related) imagery that I've discovered over the past year in various places through the internet. Several public libraries around the US now host online digital image galleries, and there are thousands of images from the past century and a half that are free to view and download. I have a fair number of these images, so as to not overwhelm the viewer I'll be posting a few at a time. At the end of the series, I'll post links for my sources. This doesn't apply so much to the following images, but one thing I like to do is look closely at the backgrounds of the images--the stuff that's going on besides or behind the main subject. You can discover quite a bit about what's going on in the photos this way.
These dagguereotypes are from the 1840's and beyond.
Man with chisel and mallet.
Man with hammer, plane, saw and other tools.