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For several months now I've been receiving the weekly https://flashbak.com/ email update which usually has seven links to small collections of mostly historic photos to peruse - no flashing ads or promos, mainly photography at its absolute, essential best; mostly taken on film, largely B&W, by a huge variety of photographers. There are also collections of other lifestyle-related advertising and poster campaigns, so in general it's an overall visual history site, but there are photos and stories in there that I've never seen before despite nearly 50 years in the photography business.

 

It's well worth a few minutes of everyone's time each week to pause and peruse, as it shows a world now being forgotten in the current digital madness of a few billion images per day being made, viewed once and mostly deleted; back when people mainly armed with cameras recorded the world around them in a permanent media that was just waiting for a site like this to gather and disseminate the images in an organised, mostly captioned way.

 

Well worth getting onto (free), just click the "subscribe to weekly newsletter" button. I don't often recommend things on the Internet, but this is one of the more enlightening things I've done.

 

Again:  https://flashbak.com/

 

And two from this week's selection which I found riveting:

 

https://flashbak.com/les-halles-de-paris-the-citys-great-food-market-in-photographs-c-1950-416549/

 

https://flashbak.com/the-true-story-of-the-holocaust-train-rescued-from-the-heart-of-darkness-friday-april-13th-1945-416548/

 

 

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Looks like an interesting site.  Not sure I want it emailing me every week, but I've book marked it for future reference and picked a couple of articles to read now.

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Thanks, Alan.

What a wonderful site.

I have subscribed to the newsletter.

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