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Comments (6) Posted 11.27.10 | PERMALINK | PRINT

John Foster

Accidental Mysteries, 11.28.10



























Accidental Mysteries is an online curiosity shop of extraordinary things, mined from the depths of the online world and brought to you each week by John Foster, a writer, designer and longtime collector of self-taught art and vernacular photography. “I enjoy the search for incredible, obscure objects that challenge, delight and amuse my eye. More so, I enjoy sharing these discoveries with the diverse and informed readers of Design Observer.”

Editor's Note: All images link to their original source and are copyright their original owners.
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Beautiful.
Hillerns
11.28.10 at 01:23

John you have been doing a great job but I wonder WHY there is NO
credit attached to the selected images. Keep the good work.Francois
Francois ROBERT
11.28.10 at 05:11

@francis – click through for source.
Hunter Savage
11.29.10 at 09:48

My friend Francois, if you click on the image it will take you immediately to the source, allowing you to see not just the image I selected but the broader context from which it came.
John Foster
11.30.10 at 06:05

The first image is not linking correctly. I'd love to see where it is from.
tgb
12.02.10 at 11:54

Fantastic, as most of the accidental mysteries posts.
'Escape from Comic Sans' is a must, anyway!
Stefania
01.28.11 at 02:26



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John Foster and his wife, Teenuh, have been longtime collectors of self-taught art and vernacular photography. Their collection of anonymous, found snapshots has toured the country for five years and has been featured in Harper’s, Newsweek Online and others.
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