6/14/13

Leave Your HAT ON


I have no information about this tattered photo, but I can make up a lot of stories.


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Obviously this wasn't taken during colonial times so we can perhaps surmise this lady was dressed up for a play during the past century and someone decided to take her photo and then tart her up a bit. Now, whether or not they intentionally made her look like she'd been drinking from a jug of cheap wine I don't know.


Sepia Saturday for this week is of a very nice looking lady, a real lady, adorned in her finery. Mine looks a bit like her finery has seen better days. Actress or working girl? We'll never know.



15 comments:

  1. Yes, her lipstick appears a little smudged - I'd say she's a little worse for wear.

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    1. I'm thinking it's Welche's grape juice. I can remember having this purple stain above my upper lip, but I think I probably had a smile.

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    2. Chocolate marks around the lips were always the dead giveaway.

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  2. That's actually a fine tint job; the best I've ever seen in fact. Excellent find.

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    1. Isn't it stunning? So meticulous. Fine delicate hand put that blush on her cheeks.

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  3. HA -- I like your made-up story. It does make me wonder about that photo.

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  4. She looks rather sad.

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  5. It is a pretty bad colorizing job. She looks a bit dismal despite her "finery".

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  6. The hat doesn't look like it's from the same period as the dress (and that green stuff looks kind of disgusting).

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  7. She looks like a lady who should be adorning a chocolate box lid!

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    1. Oh I do like the idea of that. Of course they'd be slightly melted chocolates.

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  8. Love this picture!!
    And your character assessment was amusing...
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  9. A beautiful image, especially the background. The tear just above the mirror and the woman's head looks like a single, thin ray of light (to me at least)

    Hazel

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    1. You're right. I hadn't caught that.

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