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Square America Photographs
July 19, 2005 2:21 PM   Subscribe

"Square America is a site dedicated to preserving and displaying vintage snapshots from the first 3/4s of the 20th Century. Not only do these photographs contain a wealth of primary source information on how life was lived they also constitute a shadow history of photography, one too often ignored by museums and art galleries." via
posted by peacay (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Incredible, thanks. I collect vintage photographs so this will have me occupied for hours.
posted by fire&wings at 2:46 PM on July 19, 2005


You get the billysumday stamp of approval, which may mean nothing to you, but to me, it means the site kicked my rear with its total awesomeness and mega raditude.
posted by billysumday at 2:47 PM on July 19, 2005


Excellent. Thank you.
posted by jokeefe at 2:48 PM on July 19, 2005


Cool (scary?).
posted by tweak at 2:52 PM on July 19, 2005


Great website. Theses snapshots complement the posed photographs of Disfarmer who captured the lives and emotions of the people of rural America between 1939-1945. Both websites allow us a glimpse of the people and the times of our recent American past.
posted by ericb at 3:10 PM on July 19, 2005 [1 favorite]


Wow. I've only just looked at the photo booth pages, and this is already the best thing I've seen in ages.
(Photo 3 on page one is such an amazingly haunting portrait.)
posted by maryh at 3:14 PM on July 19, 2005


Wow, this is great
posted by cmonkey at 3:15 PM on July 19, 2005


beautiful.
posted by docpops at 3:26 PM on July 19, 2005


Wow. Some of these are amazing. This guy/gal has a great eye.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 3:40 PM on July 19, 2005


This is the best collection EVER!!
posted by snsranch at 4:05 PM on July 19, 2005


Thanks for the flashback.
posted by buzzman at 4:41 PM on July 19, 2005


[this is good SPECTACULAR!]
posted by scody at 4:46 PM on July 19, 2005


Wow, this is super cool. I love this one.
posted by undule at 4:50 PM on July 19, 2005


This is waaay good. Thanks!
posted by spock at 7:25 PM on July 19, 2005


Immediately upon seeing the very first image on there, this voice popped into my head...

It was an old man's voice, and it was saying, "Why back in my day, we didn't have Nintendo!"
posted by CrayDrygu at 7:59 PM on July 19, 2005


Thanks so much! I was just wishing I could find something like this.
posted by blendor at 7:59 PM on July 19, 2005


I see dead people...
posted by fluffycreature at 5:01 AM on July 20, 2005


You rock peacay.
posted by sciurus at 5:47 AM on July 20, 2005


What fun!
posted by scratch at 7:36 AM on July 20, 2005


This is fascinating, and for some reason, sobering. Every life in this century is so much like every other...barring the occasional WTF...
posted by Pliskie at 9:49 AM on July 20, 2005


That site has some great images. I hope they will add more soon.
posted by robliberal at 5:04 PM on July 20, 2005


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