Thursday, July 24, 2014

Women, Cool Shades


Love the vintage sunglasses, but I do wish the photographer hadn't posed this lady against a brightly lit white wall.  It's not impossible to get a good print, but it's not easy, either.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Women, Question Mark


Women standing.  Women sitting.  Women looking into the camera.  I've got a backlog of photos of women, posing for the camera, so I'm going to post some of them over the next week or so.  Written on the back, "Easter Sunday, 1943."  Check out the question mark brooch.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Farm Women


Every so often I'll buy a collection of random, unrelated photographs.  When I pulled this one out of the envelope I thought, "Well, they can't all be worth the money."  But, as time passed, I began to like this image. I wonder about the woman with the styled hair.  Did she think of herself as trapped?  Did she dream of the city?  She seems so out of place in this photograph.  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Picking Daddy's Nose


This is a very small photograph, and when I  first picked it up, I thought that the little girl was sticking her finger in her father's nose.  Then I got it home, scanned it, enlarged it, and saw that she was actually going for his mouth.  Oh well, not as good, but since I only paid fifty cents for it, not a bad buy.  Labeled, "May 30, 1946.  19 Mo."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Plot Thickens




"We have to make it look like an accident," she whispered into his ear.

Grandpa and his younger bimbo plot to kill Grandma so they can steal her money and run away together.  Bad bimbo, bad.  Bad Grandpa, bad.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Scotland 1926


It's not a postcard.  I know it looks like one, but it isn't.  This is one of those photographic mysteries that a photo collector runs into from time to time.  It looks like a commercially produced image for sale to the tourist trade.  But then again, if this was a pro shot, wouldn't the photographer have removed the clothing thrown on the ground beside the child?  And wouldn't he have moved the parked car out of the frame?  Then again, even in 1926 Scotland, which is what's written on the back of the photo, how often would a person run into a scene like this?  Perhaps mom took a picture of husband and son on the way to the Highland games.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Group of Grannies


What can I say?  With one exception, it's a group of grannies.