November 27, 2012
Photographic Time Travel 1920-1930
Probably thanks to period movies I have a distinct picture in my head of 20s looks and fashions - much like the picture above and below.
However, looking through Fortepan's amateur photographs you don't only see the "do take a picture of me in my best dress" and "well off people in the park" shots, but real, everyday people going about their business... And how different those looks and settings can be!
My favourite photo from this lot... So everyday, so laid back, so simply, effortlessly perfect.
She's way ahead of her time, isn't she?
I find it so captivating how they all look into the camera like they'd look into your eye.
I trend to forget that longago people still had fun. :)
I wonder who these youngsters are and how did they get to know each other?
And one more for laughs: twenties trolling. :D
In case you missed my previous Time Travelling posts, here they are:
Photographic Time Travel 1900-1910,
Photographic Time Travel 1910-1920.
All of these wonderful pictures are from Fortepan.hu, which collects amateur photographs from 1900 to 1990, mostly from Hungary, which you can browse and enjoy and also share if you feel like it! The creators collected old negatives and slides, saved pictures from being lost forever. Luckily for us, one day they started to scan and publish them online for everyone to see. So now time travel really is possible for us! All we need is some free time to immerse ourselves in the everyday life of the 20th century... So go on and visit Fortepan and have a browse. You can also read more about their project here!