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People Kissing: A Century of Photographs - Book Review

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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published November 2nd 2018
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people kissing, photographs, Princeton Architectural Press, historical photographs, kissing

When you see a photograph of two people kissing, it's hard not to wonder about the story behind it. Who are these people? How do they know each other? Are they a couple or did they just meet? What do they see in each other? Do they know that they are being photographed?

People Kissing, by Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey, is a collection of photographs from the Victorian era up to the '70s of people kissing. There are a couple of people kissing their children or their pets and one or two celebrities, but for the most part, it is couples - men and women or men and men and women and women, kissing and embracing.

This collection is a series of little windows into other lives and relationships that tantalises the imagination. It would make a great gift for someone interested in historical photographs, or perhaps for a writer to use as story prompts.

Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Princeton Architectural Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

December 25, 2018
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I managed to get a copy of this book. You are right! The photos as writing prompts are quite good. Thanks for the recommendation.
by Steven G (score: 2|284) 343 days ago
Thank you for the information about this book. Sounds very interesting1 Definitely will buy it.
by mynes (score: 2|140) 346 days ago
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