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It is believed that the modern use of the phrase stems from an article by Fred R. Barnard in the advertising trade journal Printers’ Ink, promoting the use of images in advertisements that appeared on the sides of streetcars. The December 8, 1921 issue carries an ad entitled, “One Look is Worth A Thousand Words.”
The quote is sometimes attributed to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who said “Un bon croquis vaut mieux qu’un long discours,” or “A good sketch is better than a long speech”. While this is sometimes translated today as “A picture is worth a thousand words,” this translation may not predate the phrase’s common use in English.
I’ve enjoyed photography since childhood and treasure capturing a scene, or freezing in time an image for future pleasure and reminisence. From time to time I will post pics I have taken which I like and hope you do too. You may click on the pics to enlarge them full screen.