Vintage 1950s Photos Harbor a Secret

Artist Michael Paul Smith proves that things aren’t always what they appear. The cozy town of Elgin Park, pictured above in all its vintage glory? It’s all smoke and mirrors – or, more accurately, a collection of 1/24 scale models of everyday scenes from mid-20th century America. Some of the artist’s photos are gathered in a single post at Beautiful Life where you’ll also see a few shots to put the images into perspective. Want more? His extensive Flickr stream should keep you entertained until his forthcoming book, Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town, is released.

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