Friday, January 11

In The Library: The Art of The American Snapshot.

National Gallery of Art held this exhibition last year, of approximately 200 snapshot photographs chronicling the evolution of snapshot photography from 1888, when George Eastman first introduced the Kodak camera and roll film, through the 1970s. My dear friend Eszter gave me the beautiful book, The Art of The American Snapshot, as a Christmas gift. She knows me so well - I love it! I think you will too. Here's some snaps that just amused me to no end. I gave them my own captions, just for fun.

Bad Ass.

Slightly Deranged, But Stylish.

Nice Hat.

Let's Make Out.

Naughty Mama.

Schnoz Takes A Trip.

Youthful Ann Coulter , Bore. Oops that's With Boar.


Uncle Beefy said...

Great selections and captions! The last being my favorite! NOT Ann...but the photo and caption (just to be clear!).

Anonymous said...

Ok, Ann Coulter was my sorority sister in college and back then she was a brunette!

Joanna Goddard said...

fantastic! i love that kissing couple:)

Anonymous said...

these are marvelous & your captions perfect.i'm ordering this book for my library!

ms.dearlydevoted said...

Love the quirky, whimsical tongue-in-cheek polaroid shots!
That's a pretty awesome holiday gift to receive.

cassandra said...

oh dear - i'm SO going to have to go find this book next weekend! i love random snapshots :)

Anonymous said...

Ha! I love the captions!

Did you see what they did on the museum website, they made a little book you can flip through!