Wednesday, February 28, 2007

ghosts from the past

This week is shaping up to have a photographic theme...hmmm. The above image is part of an extraordinary group of identification photographs of inmates at the Arkansas state penitentiary, made between 1914 and 1937. The negatives were found by Bruce Jackson, who made modern prints from them.

1 comment:

Blissville said...

I had to study each picture from the peniteniary, as if it were me the one who were posting. How I loved the women and men who wore their hats. Who was the photographer, and what was the occasion? There was nothing accidental about these images. One of the photos actually looked pastoral. And how did Bruce Jackson come across them? Oh, so many questions for an exhibit all the way up in snow-packed Buffalo!