Thursday, January 8, 2009

Forgotten art...

1935...the were no computers, no digital elements. Is it possible that we may call this document 'true art'?

birth certificate (2)

I received an email today from Geralyn. I won her blog give away ~  some postcards from her holiday trip to France. I was so excited that it got me thinking of my own ephemera collection. I have a collection of over 5000 images that are on CDs which I have saved in my computer for easy access. I love to search through them and go back in time. The one up above for instance is a certificate belonging to Anita Knighton, born April 27th, 1935. The artwork, the muted colors and the penmanship are all  outstanding considering it was created almost 74 years ago without computer, without digital enhancements...

This is truly the beauty of vintage ephemera ~ true art

3 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

This is a beautiful piece! And yes, I'd call it art. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway. I look forward to spending some time reading your blog and getting to know you. ~Mindy

dolls like us said...

I like what you do both vintage and new I love your photography . I have a collection of very old photos that are wonderful . People looked and dressed so different back then.
I also have a collection of very will made old linen that has been in the family for a very long time which I don't use . I almost feel like it belongs in a musuem some where where it can be studied for the work it took ot make it .

Frippery said...

It is beautiful. So much detail. (Do you find it slightly creepy? Weird creature peeking through the rushes while baby floats away on the water.) Of course you know I love those dark fairy tales. Maybe it's just my twisted brain or the paint fumes. Hugs, Pam