July 13, 2005
Drag City


"....at a New York flea market, inveterate collectors Michel Hurst and Robert Swope discovered a large body of snapshots: album after aged album of well-preserved images, taken roughly between the mid-50s and mid-60s, depicting a group of cross-dressers united around a place called Casa Susanna, a rather large and charmingly banal Victorian-style house in small-town New Jersey."

The book is just out through PowerHouse. A few more images are here.

Posted by dbrown at July 13, 2005 02:23 PM

This connects to your question of How will we archive digital things, like email correspondance ('Rmemberance II'). These old photos would never turn up at a flea market if they were only stored on Flickr. Sad. Is there an implied business niche, i.e. tranferring digital corespondance to a stack of yellowed index cards, with a rubber band around them, and an old beer crate to store them in?

Posted by: Evan on July 18, 2005 03:37 PM

yes, yes exactly. I was rooting around at the crappy edge of the flea market on Saturday and thought exactly that, looking through a box of drug store envelopes of 1990s-era glossy 4×6s. Awful pictures, each and every one of then, and the end of an era. We will be salvaging hard disks, me and my found photography friends. (And yes, too, to the other part of the question.)

Posted by: dbrown on July 18, 2005 08:14 PM
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