Some photos defy comment...but not this one. It's odd. No doubt about it. Probably not in its original context, but now, decades after it was shot and the little lady and dog are long gone...it makes me laugh.
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I'm sure you'll come up with your own ideas as to what's going on. I've always favored the first thought I had upon seeing this in a box...pod people. That lamp is going to get her. In just a moment it's going to lower onto her head and turn her into a pod person. It's an ominous lamp.
Second idea: really odd beauty parlor with odd hairdryer. You get permed once you never need to be permed again.