Talking Pictures: Ransom Riggs' vernacular photo book

NewImageRansom Riggs, author of the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is a collector of vernacular photography. Maggie posted about his collection several years ago. And his Miss Peregrine's novel featured a number of those great old snapshots in the book. (The beautiful and weird photo on the cover recently sold on eBay for $600!) Since then, Riggs has compiled his favorite snaps into a new book just published today: Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past." Importantly, the book also reproduces the curious notes and captions scrawled on the backs of the prints.

"Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past"


  1. Mr. Riggs is a phenomenal story teller who apparently knows when the story can simply tell itself. Well done, sir.

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