Picturing nostalgia

88. Shutting Up Shop: The decline of the traditional small shop by John Londei

Now this is a great book. Londei did the original photography and research in the 1970s and 80s, capturing an already endangered species of business, and then going back in the middle of this decade to find the shops and shop owners/workers he had photographed two and three decades before. Most of the shops had closed down, and many of the owners and employees had passed away in the meantime, but a couple have continued as they were, and a few more in a different form.

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2 Responses to “Picturing nostalgia”

  1. knitandnosh Says:

    I am going to look for this book. I feel so strongly about buyong form the littel guy. I will pay more, lots more, just to keep them around.

  2. kaet Says:

    Me too. I buy nearly everything from local shops. I’m just very fortunate to have a lot near me, with several more around where I work.

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