Monday, August 24, 2009
The Sad Stripper
Stamped on the back of these two photos, "Foto Wachs Uckeritz/Usedom F/III/9/251." Clearly from Germany, Austria, or maybe the German speaking section of Switzerland. Judging by the hair styles, and clothing I'd bet sometime in the early 1950's, a time when West Germany and Austria were still in pretty bad shape. It looks like this lady was out at a club or on holiday, and got called up on stage for a little amateur entertainment. I know it's a fools errand to read too much into old photographs, but that's half the fun. She looks like she's pretty unhappy to be giving a strip show, no matter how mild it turned out to be.