Let’s Celebrate

May you have a warm, happy and little bit crazy New Year’s…

1891 alice austen

and a 2014 that is full of good things.

NB: This is an 1891 photo from the fabulous but now somewhat obscure Staten Island photographer Alice Austen, who took 8,000 photographs over 40 years, usually gems of street photography, then went broke with her work unsung, then was rediscovered in time to move her out of the poorhouse for a celebration of her work in the 1950s.

My vow for 2014: to continue finding gems like the life of Alice Austen and reviving them for the present.

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6 responses to “Let’s Celebrate

  1. Anonymous

    crazy is right

  2. Yeah, I read the date on your post, eh.

  3. Thanks so much, you too Ann!

  4. Not models, Austen’s friends. And yes, the photo is front long ago, turn of the 20th century, so they’re long gone.

  5. ANN HOFFER

    Clear comfort… that’s on my list of wishes! (Visiting the Staten Island Alice Austen House is also on my list!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Austen_House
    So, you have my thanks for another GEM, Jean!
    And my best wishes for Your New Year, too.

  6. Does that mean these models are dead?

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