Recently I posted something about vintage photos and girls reading – by chance I just discovered another great collection of vintage photos on Flickr, actually several collections and fleamarket finds by signs and wonders. Many of those photos are really intriguing, they tell of ordinary and the same time unique lives and stories forgotten. I was thinking that quite a few could be used in class as a prompt for story writing. Maybe I will use that one day. In any case, there are also a number photos of girls reading, never only few boys. What makes them so special? Maybe it is because they tell of self-contained, feminine and ‘good girls’ but at the same time also speak of a certain kind of confidence, an independent mind, a claim for a world of their own. Girls reading don’t pose for the photographer in the same way as on other photos.
read it again, originally uploaded by signs and wonders.