Thursday, May 21, 2009

Picture Of The Day : Wahre Geschichten

This is one of those "does anyone have any idea what this means?" posts.  The picture is taken from a postcard I picked up many years ago and it is by the Swiss (?) photo-journalist, Hans Staub. The title seems to be "Wahre Geschichten un 1930" and that is followed by "Lectrice, vers 1930" But are these two versions of the same title - "The Reader" - or is it taken from a publication called The Reader? There must be some expert in these things out there just itching to tell me the background to all this.

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John Shaw And The Photographic Bandwagon

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