MIKE DISFARMER

by Miryam Muller in


Mike Disfarmer was the town photographer in Heber Springs, Arkansas (population 3,800) for more than 40 years. These portraits were taken between 1939 & 1946. When he died in 1959 his plates lay untouched for nearly 20 years until researchers from the Arkansas art centre came across the 3,000 images.

These pictures can make me feel slightly "nostalgic" for those amazing "slow old days," pre-internet and almost pre-telephone.

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