Remember the idea of Storydust? Here is a new source. Its a photo blog. Each photo is of a character and situation from the past. Looking at the people you can't help but wonder about their situation, their dreams, their future, their relationships, their lives. All good stuff to kick start you thinking.
Image taken from the Shorpy blog. Photograph unattributed but probably by Louise Rosskam in Washington, D.C. (Anacostia), fall of 1942.