Mother and Daughter

March 12th, 2006 by Susannah

Featured Gem 4

Featured Gem 4
Real Photo Postcard

‘Mother and Daughter’

Date: Unspecified
People: Unidentified
Postcard Back: Blank

Notes: Oh how I love this image despite it being a little creased and battered. Something about it makes me smile.

How on earth did it come about? I can imagine a mother and her daughter going along to the photo studio wanting a lovely family portrait and the photographer somehow convincing them that it would be a good idea to include the fake donkey and the car.

Look at their expressions. The daughter looks so uncomfortable perched in the little car, her hands awkwardly in her lap. The body language is fantastic!

And what is going on with the donkey’s ankles?

I wonder what the rest of the family had to say when they saw this photo? I wonder if they ever sent the postcard to anyone?

I love it!

One Response to “Mother and Daughter”

  1. Clair
    March 12th, 2006 21:35

    Lol. i had a real little giggle to myself looking at this pic. I was thinking exactly what you were.. “what on earth posessed them to use the stuffed donkey?”. and the poor girl squeezed into that car.. it’s hillarious..!

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