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.

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