Today’s Photo Friday is really more of an image than a photo. I am always in search of ledgers. What makes someone’s receipt so appealing 100 years after it’s written? I’m sure the customer who made these purchases wasn’t all excited about getting a copy of the receipt to take home and use as the starting point for a collage. In fact, if she was anything like me, she didn’t want a reminder of how much she spent.
Unless I’m unsure of my purchase, I’m not a big receipt keeper, and since I never write checks, I don’t balance a check register either. Heck, my local Whole Foods even asks if you want a copy of your receipt or not!
But maybe the appeal isn’t in the transaction. Maybe it can be found in the capturing of a time—a date. Perhaps the lure of paper ephemera like this is the presence of the hand of the maker, the uneven script, the hastily written account.
I hope you’re not only inspired to go paper ephemera collecting but are also interested in using this image/photo in a new collage, journal page, or other artwork. If you do, share it with us by uploading a picture here!
Do you have a favorite type of found paper that you like to find? Tell us about it in the comment section!
Happy Photo Friday!