Saturday, June 06, 2015
Since I am still lacking a working transparency scanner, I am going through random scans for my Saturday "Anything Goes" posts, which partially explains whey they are kind of... well, random.
This first picture is from the 1950's, and portrays a fun-loving couple chillin' in their crib. Grandma might look stern, but she probably gave hugs and kisses to her grandkids, and made lemon bars when they came over. Gramps is in his coat and tie, like he just came from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
And one can't ignore that huge and impressive "Regina Sublima" music box. Zowie! I think they had one very much like it at Knott's Berry Farm when I was a kid. My mom owns a small table-top version that belonged to my great-grandma, and it is pretty darn cool. The large steel disks are punched through from the front so that a "finger" of metal (for each hole) protrudes out the back. These fingers engage tiny spoked wheels that, in turn, pluck a tuned metal "chime". The effect is quite lovely. My mom has an old cookie tin full of different disks with songs ranging from Souza marches to spiritual tunes.
I just looked online, and a Regina Sublima that is very similar to the one in the photo is priced at over $38,000!
I like this photo of a nine lovely young ladies, in costumes from lands around the world. Walt Disney would approve! The slide is dated "September, 1965", so it isn't a Halloween portrait. I thought it might be a sorority thing, but some of those girls are much too young. So it will just have to remain a mystery! The girl with the glasses bears a startling resemblance to someone I used to know, and yet... it can't be the same person. Still, it's kind of weird, like that photo at the end of "The Shining".