Monday, December 19, 2011

Miss Haberdash in sepia ....

I've long been a fan of Deborah Bowness, her handprinted wallpapers are functional works of art.
Which reminded me of my own very precious collection of hand tinted photographs taken and developed (under the bedclothes!) by my grandfather in the 1940s.
Going back in time and before the advent of colour photography the practice was very popular especially in mid to late 19th century Japan. These serene and beautiful images look unworldly but many of the images depict scenes from day to day life and were distributed as souvenir postcards.

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