Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Forget Me Not

I stumbled across an interesting site called photomuse from a link on the ICP Web site, which I found on The Frontal Cortex blog. I came across images from a 2005 exhibit called Forget Me Not: Photography and Remembrance. Take a look at some photos from the collection:

Portrait of a young woman with wax flower wreath from exhibit on Photomuse.org
Makers unknown (American),
Portrait of a young woman with wax flower wreath,
c.1890
Albumen print, copper plate with impressed words “At Rest”, wax flowers and butterflies, woven human hair, wooden frame with glass
87.2 x 82.0 x 19.0 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of husband and wife on their wedding day from exhibit on Photomuse.org
Makers unknown (American),
Portrait of husband and wife on their wedding day,
c.1890
Albumen print on card (cabinet card), rosette, veil, wooden frame with glass
40.0 x 31.5 cm
Private Collection

These remind me of Denise's collages--only without witty stories or funny punchlines. See the press release from this exhibit. I really wish I could have seen this exhibit in person but the catalog will have to suffice. I can hardly wait until it arrives.

2 comments:

Denise Felton said...

Holy carp. I was so drooling over these images, and then I saw my name! You made me feel so proud! Please, please share the catalog when you get it!

casserole said...

Your post totally cracked me up because as soon as I saw the images I thought of Denise's collages, and then I read your text where you had the same reaction. Great minds?