Friday, February 24, 2012
Photohunters: Old and Loud
I enjoy the challenge of trying to combine the two photohunt themes each week.
This week I tried to think of something that would qualify as old and loud.
After my parents died I found a bunch of old deeds, some were over 100 years before my father was born.
My guess is they are from my father's mother's side of the family although I'm not sure of that.
Clearly these deeds are old but you may well ask why I thought they were loud.
I find the style of handwriting to be very loud. With the exception of calligraphy, most handwriting in the U.S. has toned down a lot from the loud style of these documents full of curlycues and such. I'm not sure if the term serifs only applies to printing but if it applies to handwriting too, the serifs in the second shot scream loudly.
Click for the home of the Old photohunt and/or click here for the home of the Loud photohunt. In a way it's silly to hang on to these old deeds but thanks to photohunt, I finally found a use for them.