Proud Poets & Liberated Love
Nostalgia is finding value within the little moments and our larger memories. As a member of the Photomyne family, we know the past holds a special place in your heart, and we welcome you to our weekly newsletter of nostalgic photos.
Happy Pride Month!
"The weight of the world is love"
Allen Ginsberg was anything but an ordinary poet. In addition to founding the Beat Generation, he wrote bravely about controversial topics and protested injustices through poetry. With his openness about homosexuality, he contributed greatly to the fight for gay rights and served as a symbol of free speech and free love.
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons (1978). Ginsberg on the left, with his partner Peter Orlovsky
The way we were
Don't give me that look
Say anything, wear anything, be anything – as long as you're true to yourself.
Photo source: Elvert Barnes (1998)
A touch of Sharpy
It's a love story
"This is a studio photo taken in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1970. For her 21st birthday, Pene Douglas's mother asked her to go to a photographic studio in town, where photographer Chas H Halliday took her portrait. I met Miss Douglas a few years later, and she married me. She is deceased now, and I miss her very much."
Sharpy is a feature allowing you to unblur grainy or lower quality photos – try it yourself!
Photo source: Photomyne User John Hamilton
Have a relaxed-but-nearly-boring afternoon at home? It sounds like an excellent opportunity to explore the neighborhood with your sibling!
Photo source: Flickr (1965)
The little shepherd
Often, it's just the right company and the right prop that make someone a leader.
Photo source: Library of Congress (1919)
Photomyne user photo
"This is mother, Bonnie Louise Mathias Montgomery, on her wedding day in October 1950. She was as beautiful inside as she was outside. She passed away in January this year, and this photo became even dearer to me than it was before."
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Photo source: Photomyne user Kristi Alber
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