[41] McLaughlin, T. 25 Ways to Close a Photograph. <http://www.nwhq.net/tim/tim_25.html> (aesthetic)

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This piece is made from artifacts, two anonymous class photos from Edwardian age into anchors which serve as the main subject matter. Readers scratch the surface of these lives caught in a now forgotten light by clicking on faces and then clicking on the face in the destination node to return.


Readers can click on any face to find out the style of woman--or man--McLaughlin imagines the subject to be. As "the act of pointing reveals them," the single anchor structure becomes the key focal point of the work.

Screenshot used by permission. This is not an anchor, but an icon showing the place of the action--a different paper, perhaps

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The content nodes are sparse. Like Poems That Go Archives [[54], the only anchors are thumbnail graphics. Where Poems That Go presents strips of graphics for different works, here the anchor graphic is both the subject of the node (reflections about the poerson) and navigation (back to the main class photograph). This is a bidirectional link, and almost homoancoral as the graphic is the same. The Jew's Daughter [45] has a similar single destination anchor, but the anchor in The Jew's Daughter triggers different content rather than returning to a main node.

Screenshot used by permission.