. . . and there’s always something new (and something old) to see. Case in point: Shorpy, “a blog about old photos and what life a hundred years ago was like: How people looked and what they did for a living.” Thanks to Chris again for this link. If you like this, you won’t be able to stop looking through it (and there are 500+ pages of the stuff).
Addendum Aug 31: Also take a look at The Lewis Hine Project, and how it tries to identify the faces that look out from some of these amazing photographs.
At Worldcon I observed on a panel that when we look at a photo or hear a story, the people being discussed are experiencing their “present” – whether it’s our past or future, or some period that we will never experience, for them it’s right now. So it is with the photos on these sites. Most of those shown are long gone, but in those pictures they’re alive . . . and when they were taken, I did not exist; I wasn’t even being contemplated. Scary, really.