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  • Michelle Gartner Nov 17, 2008

    HE's a good looking kid- who deserved a fun childhood… sighs.

    I saw your post about pictures changing up top- those are your pictures right? I have a photo blog and the only thing that irritates me is the ship pics at top- they don't go with the flow. This is the link- I love the color scheme and the cork board and coffee- but the sailing ship pics bug me… maybe I need a rotating pic theme.

  • Cath Lawson Nov 17, 2008

    Hi Mike – don't we have it so easy now in comparison? Looking at this and your other pics, it seems like none of them owned shoes either.

  • teeni Nov 17, 2008

    Wow. Does that look like a hard life.

    On the other hand, the picture is awesome – so crisp and clear.

  • Barbara Swafford - B Nov 17, 2008

    Hi Mike – I look at these pictures and realize how fortunate I was as a child. I can't imagine what that young boy must have gone through.

  • Dot Nov 18, 2008

    Sad. I hope we never reach that low again.

  • XUP Nov 18, 2008

    Sad thing is, you could probably take this same photo today — a different setting perhaps, but just as dismal

  • Mike Goad Nov 18, 2008

    Michelle – Yes, those are my pictures on the top. I had to work with each image individually to make them fit. I don't pretend to know anything about how the program switches images each time — there are 10 images total right now.

    Cath – I think most people today in developed countries really do not have a good understanding of how easy life is today compared to the bulk of humanity in the past.

    teeni – the lady that took these photos was a professional photographer before and after the Depression. I've gone through all of her online public domain images at the Library of Congress that were high enough resolution and fit this theme and have quite a number of them set aside for this project. When I get a chance, I'll be looking at the images of some other photographers to include.

    Barbara, Dot, and XUP – Despite his age and his clothing, he was working at a time when a lot of people were desperate to find anything that would allow them to survive.

  • Michelle Gartner Nov 18, 2008

    Hi Mike- thanks for getting back to me- I got the answer to my question though earlier when I saw a picture of you go through the header. LOL

    I really think I want something like this for my vintage photo blog- luckily for me I am a partner in a web development company- all I need to do is be sweet to the other partner… ah ha.

    I do so enjoy the Dorothea Lange pictures- she was an incredibly talented photographer.

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