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~Have a spectacular Fourth of July!


... I was absolutely in awe when I first saw images by Arthur Mole (around 1917-18), he created them by arranging thousands of people, including military troops, into American patriotic symbols. The symbols could be seen from a bird’s eye perspective and were recognized as support for American’s involvement during World War I. For example, the above Statue of Liberty representation includes 18,000 officers and men at Camp Dodge in Des Moines, Iowa, where Colonel William Newman was commanding and Colonel Rush S. Wells was directing. Amazzzing aren't they? The above framed prints are being reproduced now exclusively through Wisteria~click HERE to purchase.
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... Still in awe I must say...especially the fact that these images were taken almost a century ago! Yup~ without any aid of pixel-generating computer/ Photoshop software. Photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) only used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectaclessssss...
~XOXO*
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33 comments:

Jan said...

Extremely clever!
Happy Fourth Lenore!
xxx

Bob said...

Very cool.
Happy 4th!

SabinePsynopsis said...

There is no limit to the creative spirit!
Loving your new header, Lenore - Getting lippy comes to (my) mind. Wishing you a wonderful long weekend! xoxo

Iva said...

wow! these really are incredible!! I can't believe how long ago that was!! Happy 4th of July Lenore! :) Have a great day!

Callie Grayson said...

wow these are amazing!
love that historical content behind the images! I will have to look into him!
amazing!
xx
callie

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling L!
Happy 4th!

xoxox,
CC

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

fantastic- thanks for sharing.

Saving Capulet said...

oh gosh! thats absolutely amazing~!!

Tere said...

Hello! This is the first time that I visit your blog and I see is very nice!!
I love your style, very elegant and modern!
Good photos!!
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Kathysue said...

Truly amazing thank you for sharing these images, I have never seen them before. Happy 4th of July to YOU!! Kathysue

Stacey said...

Lenore,
These are fantastic! Happy 4th to you too! xo

Michael Rivers said...

Happy 4th of July! Have a great day!

its simple love said...

Oh my gosh! I am also in awe of Arthur Mole. How amazing! Happy Holidays to you!

Rachael

The Seeker said...

These are really amazing, darling.

Hope you're having a nice celebration.

Blessings xoxoxoxo

Gabbi said...

Amazing inspires! I'm especially in love with Arthur Mole's work... imagine the work that went into them... Happy 4th to you dear Lenore!

Syed (dapper kid) said...

Woah...those are so cool! Happy 4th :)

Dancing Branflake said...

This is crazy! I love genius people like that and the things they produce. Awesome. Happy 4th!

libys11 said...

that is just so so cool!!! i love those last images!! :D
happy 4th of july!

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The Zhush said...

Have never seen these before! DYING over the cool factor here! Love the new header too btw!
Happy 4th!
xx

jason said...

wow..those photos are so cool!
happy independence day to you too!

Jesa said...

Oh! I love this!!!stumbled on your blog -lovely!!

Cheers, Jesa

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so fantastic...Happy weekend to you and I hope you are having a wonderful Monday
Kisses,sweetie and I am so glad you made it home!!!Yuppie

Stéphanie said...

I adore those pictures !

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Brilliant! Love the simplicity and timelessness of these pictures!

Carly Anne said...

Doesn't life without photoshop seem unfathomable? These images are masterful...

XO
Carly

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drollgirl said...

this is INCREDIBLE! wow wow WOW!!!!

Kristin said...

What a fab post. I want to curl up with a 'cino and a good book in that gorgeous chair!

Kitty Stampede said...

Awesome lady, you always find the coolest things!!! Happy belated 4th to ya...hope you are enjoying being back home!!

Style Porn said...

Wow, how completely amazing! They almost look fake until you take a closer look and actually see the faces of all the people!!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Thank you everyone!!

house 09 said...

HOW creative :) and that chair is SO inviting!!

jdavissquared said...

WOW this is absolutely amazing! I lOVE!!

TheBeautyFile said...

What a fantastic chair!!!