Wednesday, July 25, 2012

a collection of "hidden"mothers

Thanks to the folks over at The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things I came across an amazing set of vintage photographs of hidden mothers in these portraits of their children. Back when photos took a while to expose and children had to sit still for a good chunk of time, mothers would "hide" (they're clearly there...) in order to hold their kids still for long enough. I find these photos beautiful, haunting, funny, endearing and just plain adorable. And while not exactly about collections, this flickr collection is pretty amazing.

No comments: