Shorpy: Photos From 100 Years Ago|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 10:55 EDT)
Image depicting daily life 100 years ago...
Taking its name from a young Alabama coal miner of the early 1900s, Shorpy is a photo blog "about what life a hundred years ago was like."
"We're starting with a collection of photographs taken in the early 1900s by Lewis Wickes Hine as part of a decade-long field survey for the National Child Labor Committee, which lobbied Congress to end the practice," the home page explains. "One of his subjects, a young coal miner named Shorpy Higginbotham, is the site's namesake."
In perhaps one of the more ironic uses of the technology, an RSS feed is available to stay current with postings of these ancient images.