A few years back in an antique store in Tennessee, I bought 1923 yearbook from Atlanta’s Agnes Scott College. I bought its companion, a 1923 yearbook from Staunton Military Academy. I surmise the original owners of these yearbooks married and their unsentimental offspring got rid of them while cleaning out the attic. Rid of the yearbook, that is, not the owners.
Today I had a day just to do what I wanted and I have always loved blind contour drawings so I used the girls of Agnes Scott as resource material to do a series of faces. I truly did start out with a blind contour but I admit, after I got the basis of the face I went in and “developed” and then colored the pictures.
What amazes me the most is how all these girls are so fashionable for the roaring twenties and today. Their hair cuts and clothes would be quite stylish on the streets today.
And speaking of old photos….
I have just always pictured the period of time prior to say, 1950 as black and white. So seldom do you see a picture in color prior to that, that it makes the pictures here even more remarkable. Well worth your time to take a look. It’s like going to Oz.