Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It really is a small world

Many of you know that we collect vernacular snapshots. I especially love those with a message written on the back, or sometimes on the front. I was pleasantly surprised when I found this photograph from a photography dealer in California. It was taken in my tiny hometown, Newbern, Tennessee in 1937. How it made its way from Tennessee to California, or if perhaps the photograph was taken by someone passing through, we will never know. Of course, I had to add this one to our collection.


2 comments:

willow said...

OMG!! This is priceless. So rare to be so...ahem...candid in a photo from this time period, too! And from your little hometown to boot. wow.

robert said...

Kim and David, Good to see you at the market today. The pose of this girl reminds me of several pieces by Bill Traylor where he painted a man sway-backed like this.