Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
What's better than being able to match your latest flea market find, to it's actual period ad !?? Found this nice silver plated "EVERSHARP" pencil yesterday and realised it was part of Montgomery Ward 1922 catalog's line up.Simple and elegant i love it .......
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
just got this amazing book called:" CITY OF SHADOWS" by Peter Doyle and couldn't help sharing with you guys .
In the late 1980s, a vast collection of forensic crime photography, created by the New South Wales Police between 1912 and 1960, was rescued by the Historic Houses Trust from a flooded warehouse. This book draws on Peter Doyle's extensive research into these fascinating and often eerily beautiful images of everyday police investigation and crime scene recording in Sydney between 1912 and 1948. i was struck by the power of the photographs as they literally come alive on every pages.
these photos are rich in content because police photographers tried to get everything in focus, not like in professional photography. In this way, the images are strangely modern considering their lack of agenda and actually resemble the most modern European photographers or street photography. In fact, many of the mug shots taken at Sydney's police station look more like posed studio portraits than the rough mug shots we see today.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Similar ones on this picture taken by L Hine around 1908......
Front of the overalls,note the single pocket ....
This pair is probably the oldest one in my collection .From my humble expertise ,i'll date them from the late to early 1900's very reminiscent of the early child labor pictures taken by the great Lewis Hine .no brand here ,just a crude single stich construction with basic hardware .For your eyes to enjoy as this baby just left the riveted's archives today ....times are tuff
In the 1900's ,as the US industrialized intensely, factory owners hired young workers for a variety of tasks and were often hired together with their parents, especially in textile mills. Many families in mill towns depended on the children's labor to make enough money to survive it was considered as a necessity .
The National Child Labor Committee,was formed in 1904 ,it was an organization dedicated to the abolition of all child labor. By publishing information on the lives and poor working conditions of young workers,the organisation helped to mobilize popular support for child labor laws at state level.In 1908, Lewis Wickes Hine an American sociologist and photographer,was hired by the NCLC.Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States. Over the next decade, Hine keep on documenting child labor in American industries to aid NCLC's lobbying efforts to end the child labor practice for good. These laws were often paired with education laws designed to keep children in school and out of the paid labor until a specified age, usually 12 to 16 years.
In Arkansas In 1914,voters passed a child welfare initiative prohibiting child labor....
In 1916,two years after , the NCLC pressured the Congress to pass the first federal child labor law. However, the US Supreme Court struck down the law two years later , declaring that the law violated a child's right to contract his or her own labor [ what industrial tycoons will do to get their way right !!?...]. In 1924, Congress attempted to pass an amendment that would authorize a national child labor law. This measure was blocked, and the bill was eventually dropped[more pressure on congress].
It took the Great Depression to end child labor nationwide; adults had become so desperate for jobs that they would work for the same wage as children. In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Fair Labor Standards Act, which, among other things, placed limits on many forms of child labor......
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I felt like this fellow will be a better fit for the box,as it has that good ol' "mauvais garcon" feel to it....
Strangely enough, Christophe Loiron of Mr Freedom fame and i ,have never met in person ......Many times over the years his name was brought to my attention by mutual friends from the mid 80's French rockabilly/vintage scene ,as we both share the same passion, background and live now in the US.That is probably why ,when we finally hooked up via email, i felt as if we've known each other for a while and it wasn't a big stretch for me when few month ago,after cruising my art block ,Christophe asked me if i wanted to create a character that'll be featured for his up and coming "apaches" collection.After few sketches we settled for the one that is now printed on the display box .I must admit i had fun working on Christophe's project and i looking forward for more opportunities,hopefully in a near future..... http:/patrick-segui.blogspot.