I went back to the Lawrence History Center last weekend to photograph the wool dye recipe book again. This time it was for a specific purpose. Union Crossing, an urban development project in the city sampled some of the colors of the wool samples in the book to make paint for the walls of an apartment complex they developed in one of the city’s old textile mills. They wanted touse imaged from the book as art in the one of the common areas of the building.
It is a perfect example of connecting the past with the present. And the very reason I love shooting these pieces of history.
This is one of the shots. In addition to wool, there are also some linen samples.