Matthijs Holter

Old photos

In Inspiration and vibes on August 23, 2010 at 9:43 am

It’s wonderful to see these pictures from an age that’s so close, but just beyond reach. Countries that aren’t all that far away from where I live, but where they speak languages from a different language family, follow religions I don’t follow, read books I’ve never heard of. A lot of the people in these pictures probably had jobs that no longer exist.

Still, they’re going for a swim with their friends; hanging out in the shade of a tree.

Any of these people – any of them – could be used as a character in Society of Dreamers.

Russia in Color, a Century Ago
Hungarian Amateur Photography, starting in the 1900’s
People of the Imperial Russia (a big page with lots of pics; you can see the Flickr photostream here instead, if you want)

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