By Mike Lander on
Great images would be lost forever to the print media were it not for modern, photo editing software. The condition of many older images is poor due to handling and storage conditions. The quality of older cameras, films, techniques and the skill of of the photographers are additional variables.
We are most fortunate to be able to present this photo, “The Men On Central Avenue“, taken in Los Angeles, California c. 1947 not simply because it is reminiscent of similar photos taken during the Great Depression, but because the photo was shot on Polaroid film. Older Polaroid images are usually not of sufficient quality, eliminating all other variables, to be of any use in print media.