Where can I find vintage photos that you would get at garage sales... online?
January 5, 2012 10:32 AM Subscribe
Where can I find artsy public domain snapshots from the 1960s-1970s (think the stuff you would find in bins at garage sales) that I could use on an album cover? more inside
posted by anonymous to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently working on an album cover for a friend's band. I've been on the hunt for public domain photos and done the usual google searches & I have been sifting through the library of congress gallery but I'm still not finding what I'm looking for.
Basically what I need is some super vague/ awkward photos from the 1960s-1970s. Think out of focus family photos or pictures of your parents at high school dances. Ideally I would have had months to prepare for this and I would go hunting through boxes of photos at garage sales and thrift stores or I'd take the picture myself but I'm on a super tight deadline.
Any online photo galleries of public domain photos like this?
I obviously would give credit to the photographer or family if I used a personal photo. Any links?
-my first instinct was go to to the site "square america" and talk to the owner about getting permission but that gallery is currently down. I'd love to find something similar