More Curious Photos To Play With

Here are some more images that I thought might be helpful to you teachers to get your student’s minds moving.    Show them one or more of these and suggest they use them as a starting point for a story.     In fact these images can be used by anyone for a similar purpose.

And for the rest of us, well, they are simply curious, and thought provoking.  At least I find them so.   All of them were taken in the 19th Century, some as early as 1820, and none later than 1890, so all the people in them are now long dead and buried.   This is an aspect of such old photos that never fails to move me.   One gazes at the features of these people, and wonders about their lives, their hopes and dreams, and were their lives good ones or sad ones.. did they live to a ripe old age, or did they die the day after the photo was taken?

So many questions are asked by these images  – endless material for thinking and creating.

So here you go…  A load of images, with no explanations about any of them,as I prefer to leave that up to your imagination.

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Edmond Bénard (French, 1838–1907) [Emmanuel Frémiet], 1880s–90s Albumen silver print from glass negative; Image: 20.6 × 26.4 cm (8 1/8 × 10 3/8 in.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 (2005.100.848)

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All these images come from the superb collection of photos that the Metropolitan Museum in New York has put online for us all to gaze at and use.  There are about 10 000 of them!!

If you wish to go and graze there yourself, here is the link you will need:-

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If any of the images above do stir your creative juices, or those of your students, do please feel free to contact me to see about posting them here in this blog for every one to enjoy.

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