This morning, the lady was running around, at once trying to remember to put stamps on her bills, iron her tuxedo shirt, eat her daily bowl of oatmeal, and find a particular photograph she had in mind for today's post. The latter task was turning out to be wholly unsuccesful. So, says the gentleman "use one of mine."
His find: a nineteenth-century carte-de-visite by Abraham Bogardus of an unidentified girl. Inscribed: "not this side││."
The lady wonders "hmmm, what does that mean?" The gentleman says "I think it's a direction to the printer to crop the image on the right side." Of course (he is a genius).
A few links:
* a wonderful collection of oddities and rarities
* the girl with a long blue bow
* and Raymond Weeks latest: Carousel
Cheers and happy weekend!