One of the most interesting things about this photo from the 1930s is that the original is only 1.25 inches square. The edges are blurred, but enlarging this digitally opened up a world of detail that went undetected when viewing the original. Still, there are so many unanswered questions. What is the woman on the left holding? What is the bracelet the other woman is wearing? And most importantly, what is going on with those hats?
- Where do your Goodwill donations actually end up? There’s really not much new in this article, but I was glad they mentioned the outlets, which often get over-looked.
- Landmark fabric store Britex is being forced to move from their San Francisco Union Square location. Hopefully the store’s owners will find a new location.
- I feel like we’ve watched Christian Siriano grow up, but then even as a 22-year-old on Project Runway he showed an awful lot of maturity.
- An original 1927 Vogue cover artwork sold at auction on September 29, 2016 for $52,500. The estimate was £6,000 to $9,000.
- I think I need an Instagram Husband.
- A shortage of black clothing in Thailand due to the death of King Bhumibol has the government scrambling to stop price gougers.
- I love these photos of department store workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, mid to late 1890s.
- 421 Ancient Roman shoes have been uncovered at Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.
- A cautionary tale: fashion brand Tibi has been sued by photographer Matilde Gattoni when she discovered that Tibi had taken one of her photos, cropped it, and put it on Instagram as their own.
With images all over the internet, it is tempting to just help oneself to the goodies, but before using any image, be certain that you have the right to it. There are so many sites today where the images are free of copyright that it is a shame that people resort to (alleged) theft.
The whole point of Instagram is to post one’s own photos, but I’m noticing more and more people are treating Instagram like Tumblr or even Pinterest, posting photos from museum sites and fashion runway shows. The pictures are nice, and there is often great commentary, but I prefer seeing what people have going on in their own lives. I want to see your collection, and your vacation pictures, and your dog.