The 600th Post
It was a little over a year ago that I started this blog — so this is an anniversary of sorts. I thought to myself at that time, “Golly, I don’t think I can find more than 30 iconic photos.” That prediction proved to be half-right, half-wrong. The blog had been a great learning opportunity for me (and a great ploy to take many of my dates to photogalleries). Iconicity is in the eye of the beholder, but I am fairly certain that I covered a good cross-section of society and history since photography’s inception. I agree that not all of the above photographs are iconic, but to me they represented and preserved the eras and cultures, some transient, some everlasting.
I leafed through my notebook and to my amazement and consternation, I found I still have like 100 photos I would love to cover. True, some of those are too risque, some not available in electronic form (yes, I am usually too lazy to move 2 feet extra to scan my books), and some not ready accessible even in print form. Some would just bring lawsuits to me. But my goal so far has been to put together a meagre online archive so that a student of historical photography don’t have to scavenge all over the internet for one photo he vaguely recalls from his childhood or something like that, and in that, (I think) I succeeded.
Thanks for all the support. I probably won’t make it to the 1000th post, but it is always worth trying….
(Strictly speaking, this is 602nd post, but since I posted two site announcements before, the dubious honor of the 600th post goes to the photo that would come directly after this one. Any suggestions?)