Author Topic: Ruth Orkin photo journal  (Read 158 times)

in4

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Ruth Orkin photo journal
« on: November 20, 2023, 08:59:07 am »
Central Paris: I viewed an exhibition of Ruth Orkinís photographs, taken as she cycled across The USA as a 17 yo in 1939. Bit of a snapshot of a bygone era too.
The dress will Iím sure become a lucrative side hustle for The Bridgwater Fashion Dept! Personally I just donít have the legs for it.

https://www.orkinphoto.com/
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Andre Jute

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Re: Ruth Orkin photo journal
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 02:34:31 pm »
I rotated the photos for you, Ian, and for the members who don't have software to do it for themselves.

Fascinating subject. And without mudguards too! I bet that dress didn't look the same at the end of the journey.

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Re: Ruth Orkin photo journal
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 04:21:17 pm »
Thanks for rotating them Andre. Some sort of technical anomaly I think.

In addition to the cycling dimension, the photos chronicle a particular era in America. Perhaps a  glimpse into a rapidly changing world. The bike saddle might be a sprung Brooks and if so perhaps is the most forgiving part of a quite unforgiving bike. Fair play to Ruth!

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Re: Ruth Orkin photo journal
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2023, 08:03:23 pm »
I noticed those thin tyres.

Mike Ayling

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Re: Ruth Orkin photo journal
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2023, 09:25:46 pm »
Another thank you for the rotation, Andre.