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Magic Mirrors &
Radiant Reflections

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.

What’s something we use every single day yet we barely notice? Mirrors! Whether you’re getting dressed, brushing your teeth, or simply doing a quick check, mirrors are an integral part of our daily life and often go unappreciated. Dating back to ancient times, mirrors were initially crafted from polished obsidian or metal, serving as both practical tools and objects of fascination. Over time, mirrors evolved, with innovations in the use of materials like silver, glass and eventually aluminum.

Today, mirrors are not only functional necessities but also design statements. From sleek, minimalist designs to ornate, decorative frames, mirrors come in a variety of styles to suit every taste. They can create the illusion of space in small rooms, enhance natural light in dimly lit areas, and serve as focal points in interior design. Mirrors have also become essential tools in fields like photography and fashion, enabling us to capture moments and express ourselves in ways we never could have imagined.

So, whether we're admiring our reflections, creating optical illusions, or simply marveling at the wonders of light and reflection, it’s time we properly appreciate the magic that mirrors add to our lives.

Smile for the camera. Library of Congress (1946)

Crew team. Flickr Commons (1900)

Finishing touches. Flickr (1947)

Quick shave. Australian War Memorial (1967)

Dancers dancing. Library of Congress (1900)

Getting ready. Flickr Commons (1942)

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