Today I had the good fortune to be taken around the Magnum Archive at the Magnum Print Rooms in Gee Street, London http://www.magnumphotos.com/
Apart from the obvious thrill of handling some famous, rare and golden photographic artefacts, the best bit for me was observing the indexes on the boxes that store just some of the thousands of prints. The titling is extraordinary and at first seems quite random. The archivist assures me it is not! There are lists that one reads down the sides of the boxes. Colour coding (Red for War!) is also employed.
The best lists are like little pieces of concrete poetry or a Haiku. My favourite box reads like a Saturday night that’s gone wrong:
People. Beaches. Parties. Pubs. Clubs. Wealth. Dwarfs. Loneliness.
I was not able to see which images were inside this box; one can only imagine, and I kind of like it that way.