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.

1 comment:

  1. The name of the village is Ueckeritz, it is located on the island Usedom in the Ostsee, Baltic Sea, very close to the (after 1945) border to Poland.
    It is some Karneval party or such, she may have lost some party game, much to her chagrin.