Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Outer Limits

It might look like a style-saturated Paul Outerbridge now--but back then, in one's childhood--Montgomery Ward's for back to school.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Okay, this one is even more gross than the Nursing Goat--don't ask me why, but it is.

The mother, the child, and the cat all seem to be from different cartoons--as if three different artists had drawn them.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

More Hugo Brothers

Les frères Hugo again, Antoine and Baptiste, with members of their family. For the long and the short of it on them, see previous blog post, 1/22/11.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Romulus and Remus Department

One loves goat's milk cheese; one even loves goats. Then why should this example of Marxist demystification repulse? One ought to take a kind of revolutionary pleasure in it, no?

Something to do with the kid's expression, extended pinky, and Dionysian little belly.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Rifles, Target

Liked this odd handmade postcard for its verging-on-abstract, slightly 'collaged' quality: the rifles and paper target have been glued onto the blood- red background. Reminded me too of an abstract-looking photo of a target by Roger Fenton--one of his astonishing pictures from the Crimean war.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Justice Poodle, June 11, 1907

It's cards like this one that make one want to collect postcards. So one does.

Rotograph, Mon Amour.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Me Myself and He

Presumably a father and son? If so, the father is really quite young. Some charming fantasy, too, in the paternal persona: Kodachrome red shirt, string tie, pen (minus pen holder). Nixonian. There was a period in the mid-1980s when every lesbian one knew wore a string tie.

The kid: oh, Kid. You remember the Chrissie Hynde song.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Woman By the Sea

An Art Nouveau postcard by Raphael Kirchner, portrait painter and postcard artist (1876-1917). Not the kind of thing I usually like, but nonetheless a thing of a kind I kinda like.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Quiz Kids

From the $1 anonymous photo bin:

We so much want to understand....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Harem Pants...

...shrank in the wash. Luckily my porkpie hat went undamaged. So who is this chick (as LP would say) sitting next to me? She says she's a party planner.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Best in Show

Now this anonymous photo says 'So and So and his sister' on the back. Yet to me the person on the right looks as freakishly masculine as the 'lady' in my 'Planet Squeezebox' post of a few days ago. They may be in fact the same person.

The beagle seems happy just to preen.