Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Once in a while it's fun to buy random snapshots at paper collectibles shows. You never know what you might find!
This first one was obviously clipped from an old photo album, and shows a scene from Jungleland in Thousand Oaks (you've seen it on this blog several times). To be honest I'm not completely sure this is an amateur photo - it has a retouched look to it that makes me think that it was purchased. Oh well, I like it either way.
Here's Chief Red Feather over at Knott's Berry Farm, circa 1958. Did he work for tips? I could swear that I've read that the man portraying the Chief drove a sports car (a Porsche, I think) home every night. Good for him!
This one appears to have been taken at a roadside trading post; maybe in Arizona? Who knows. Perhaps you could buy a nice woven blanket with a colorful geometric design. Or howsabout a beautiful glazed pot? Or beaded moccasins, those are always good. I like the faux-Indian sitting aboard the wagon, and the cute little girl squinting in the sun.
The same girl is now at a small amusement park - again, "location unknown". She's going 'round and 'round in a horse-drawn two-wheeled buggy. Some fun!