Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Broken Snake Handler Photograph
I buy many of the photos in my collection at flea markets and antique malls. I also buy on EBay. When I buy online, I often buy collections, an envelope stuffed with old pictures. As can be imagined, the quality can be uneven. When I opened up the mail and was going through these images, I was immediately drawn to this picture of a snake handler. Probably not a religious cultist, but it came from Texas, so it's possible. As I held it my hands. the card that it was mounted on snapped in half. Would I have bought it if I had known it's condition? Probably not, but I'm still glad I have it. After all, break down the unit price on the lot, and I paid about five cents for it.