Monday, February 27, 2006

Unforgotten? Eh, Not So Much

Amazing what you'll stumble across when you clean out your closet.
In November 2004, Cohn went through an equipment closet at the newspaper in search of a lens and saw a cardboard box full of negatives marked, "Keep. Do Not Sell."

The Birmingham News is publishing photographs taken during the tumultuous years of 1950-1965 with the unintentionally ironic yet patronizing headline "Unseen. Unforgotten."

Unforgotten? It's 2006. An intern found them in a storage closet. I'd say that qualifies as "forgotten". Points, though, for having the foresight to mark the cardboard box, "Do Not Sell". Way to archive historical documents, guys.

The photos are great. There's also a PDF version that reproduces their layout in the paper.

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