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Archival Snow Sports

  Long before Warren Miller, Dwight Watson, amateur photographer and mountaineer, documented snow sport culture in the pacific northwest.  I’ve been browsing Watson’s 1940s era images on the UW Digital Collections site.  As a non-skier, I’m drawn to Watson’s more casual scenes showing sportsmen and women at rest – at the lodge, in ensemble poses.  …

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Archival Scout Trip

We love ACL’s Kodachrome digitization project. On a small scale, I’ve done my own part to rescue orphan slide collections from Goodwill and neighborhood garage sales. But most of my finds remain unsorted in boxes in our back “bonus” room. In one instance, I salvaged a slide collection for its unique homemade carrying case. It …

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Shopping From the Past

Shopping from the Past: 1940s

As part of my austerity kick, I’m trying to save money by shopping from myself (retrieving items–vintage!–from my closet and reworking them into newly wearable goods)(chopping them down in length or pinching them in at the sides, monkeydoll style). I’m also conserving funds by placing mental mail orders to the archival clothing stores of yore …

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