This is a collage I did five years ago, using a copy of an old photo that I found at a flea market. The photo reminds me of the pictures I see on the Vernacular Photography blog. I don't collect many pictures -- just a few that really speak to me -- but after viewing some of the pictures at VP, I'll be looking with new eyes at things I might have quickly passed over...
A companion blog focuses on ephemera--postcards, a rare Dennis the Menace paper doll, Scholastic book covers, 45s, a Chef-Boy-ar-dee package, videos, and just about anything else that catches her fancy. Love the research on the Jackson Hole, Wyo., postcard, and her commentary is very witty and engaging.
Here's a book cover from my collection of children's books. I didn't read this one as a child, but I did know of Lois Lenski, and came to appreciate her art when I was older: