I love vintage pictures, don’t you? I look at the people in these photos and I wonder if they had a good life. Were they happy? What was life like for them in their time period. I love the elegant backdrops of the studio photographs.
I do see an artistic quality to this nude photograph; sort of on the lines of Michelangelo’s David. It reminds me of the ones that Josephine Baker took. I hope this doesn’t make me sound hypocritical after the post I wrote yesterday about sexting. I see sexting as a whole different animal. I wonder what the purpose would have been for these types of photos back then. What were they used for?
Abraham Lincoln has some very distinctive features. I know that he was extremely tall. I visited the Ford theater where Lincoln was assassinated. In the basement is a museum containing his artifacts. His suits are very long giving hints that he was an usually tall man. Lincoln was actually 6’4″ tall.
To my knowledge all of these photos are now part of public domain.