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Friday, November 21, 2008

Photo Interruptus

Um, hello. Did you guys see this:

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s (Do they mean 1850s? Not a lot of cameras back in the mid-1700s, I think...) to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.

This is a crazy cool work-avoidance endeavour. Check it out because I'm doing this instead of visiting your blogs and replying to your comments. I'm sorry. I should be visiting you right now.

Or working.


Bill Stankus November 21, 2008 at 3:34 PM  

OK, you said 'sorry'.

Vanessa November 21, 2008 at 5:26 PM  

This is a great excuse for spending the weekend indoors instead of soldiering on out in the Parisian weather, under threat of snow. ;-)

tangobaby November 21, 2008 at 5:29 PM  

@Bill: I may abandon you at times but it doesn't mean I don't try to have manners. I know when I am bad.

@vanessa: 1. Why are you up so late?! It's very late there (or very early, depending on your way of telling time)! 2. I think you need to soldier on, for goodness sakes! You're in Paris! Who cares about the weather!

No more internets for you tonight. Now be good and go to sleep.

willow November 21, 2008 at 7:05 PM  

Yes! I did see this! I enjoyed the World's Fair photos. Post coming soon. :^)

Phivos Nicolaides November 22, 2008 at 12:12 AM  

Amazing and interesting photos!

Carol November 22, 2008 at 1:31 AM  

I look forward to looking at this. I read about it the other day and was intending to view it then, but was distracted by a four year old boy. Thanks for the link :-)

Gillian November 22, 2008 at 6:49 AM  

I love the work avoidance distractions; they are evolving ever so beautifully. Goodbye Sudoku!! You've been kind. I've found me a new endeavour.

Just don't tell my husband; he thinks replying to comments and reading blogs is already too much of a work avoidance issue!!!


karey m. November 22, 2008 at 8:56 AM  

a blissful 15 minutes reading your words...blissful.

you, as my late grandmother would've said, are a kick in the pants.

xoxo and i've missed you.

Elizabeth November 22, 2008 at 1:36 PM  

Do you think Chas. Lindburg and Edward VIII (as in and Mrs. Simpson) were the same person?
Also font snobs must stick together.

A Cuban In London November 22, 2008 at 3:11 PM  

OK, I accept your apology ;-D! If only because I read about this project in The Grun (that's The Guardian for us readers) the other day and I though it was a good idea and would you believe it I am already thinking of pilfering a couple of images for one post I am writing and I know that I must pay attention to punctuation but it's Saturday night and I am doing my regular blog round.

(breathless). Thanks for your post. Bye bye :-)

Greetings from London.

rochambeau November 22, 2008 at 6:06 PM  

Thank you TB for the Hot Tip about this site!
I have a cool photo from a Time Life book of some of the first French photographers. I think form the late 1700's. When I find, will send you a pic.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours friend!
Keep tangoing in your fishnets!
I admire you greatly.

Relyn November 22, 2008 at 10:14 PM  

You always find the best goodies to share. I've fallen in and I may never resurface. Think of me........

julochka November 23, 2008 at 7:18 AM  

hey, is that catharine the great? i love her!

julochka November 23, 2008 at 1:52 PM  

ok, i went dumb and have seen too many movies, it couldn't be catherine, it's queen victoria. sorry, still have a head full of phlegm. i wish it was catherine, tho'. i still love her.

Christina November 24, 2008 at 8:20 AM  

Wow... I am headed to go visit these pictures. : )