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FAMILY PORTRAIT, SOMEWHERE, USA, 1955

TWO MEN, FOUR LADIES, THREE LITTLE BOYS AND A BABY.

Family Portrait, 1955

TWO MEN, FOUR LADIES, THREE LITTLE BOYS AND A BABY.

Aqua cinderblock walls with peeling paint and matching rumpled plush carpet provide a perfect monotone backdrop for this week’s slide: FAMILY PORTRAIT, SOMEWHERE, USA, 1955.

A blonde homemade speaker, missing its gold flecked cloth and vintage furniture complete the unpretentious decor. Faceless dads wear pleated britches held in place with thin belts. One smokes a cigarette. The other holds a baby whose shoes are destined to be bronzed. The ladies have perms – one reveals her bare toes wearing her ankle in a cast.

Center stage, a redhead plays with his lipstick red plastic car carrier and sports a western shirt with contrast yoke and cuff.

Continuing in the western theme, little Daniel Boone with his pseudo suede fringed shirt and pant sticks his tongue out at the young man in the middle of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. An open toed black pump points to his dirty pants and high top sneakers.

In the world of other people’s old slides it’s very rare to find a shot with so many odd details like this. I LOVE IT!

Here’s to you and YOUR NEXT FAMILY PORTRAIT with odd details!