Strange Bedfellows: iPhone App for Naturals + The Great Depression
Yesterday, I came across a really nifty iPhone app geared towards naturals. You know hows it can be damn hard to find a new salon to take care of your natural tresses? Well this app does all the leg work for you! It’s called “GoNappturale” and its billed as the “Urban Salon Finder”. Check it out here and let me know what you think! (Unfortunately due to a series of technological snafus involving septic systems and pick-pocketry, I am currently smartphone-less, so have not been able to test it myself yet…)
Now. On a completely different note, the second thing I wanted to share with you are pictures from the Great Depression. I know I know, you’ve seen a bunch of these before and they’re, well, depressing. Well THESE are not your average black and white photographs from the era, but FULL COLOR prints reproduced from original color slides. The pictures are from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information and “are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations”, says the DenverPost article where you can find the full slideshow. Seeing the clothes, skin, and surroundings in full, saturated bright hues really made an impression on me and I want to share with you two pictures. The first caught my eye because of, of course, the braids featured prominently on the heads of these young farm workers from Louisiana in 1940. The second, because it subverted how I always imagined a cultural icon: Rosie the Riveter. Turns out, not only did Rosie the Riveter actually have nice nails in real life, but she was also African-American!
Pictures after the jump!
Pretty neat, right? God I love technology! Brining us color pictures from 70 years ago and sweet new phone apps for our future machines!