Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Here's another post featuring photos from the personal collection of Steve Stuart, also called "Nanook" by Interpol. Today's selection is sort of random, though you might say that it shows what life in SoCal might have been like for a kid back then. Was Steve's childhood always full of sunshine, or does it just look that way?! Here's Steve:
WHERE AM I-?
It’s 1957. If I had to wager a guess, I’d say I’m at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles – but who really knows. As I didn’t go on to become a florist, I don’t know why I’m fondling the gourds, but perhaps I was merely striking a pose. I’m uncertain where to begin with those shorts, so the less said the better. (But I’ll happily entertain snarky comments-!)
As I’m wearing the same outfit, and Judy’s house (yes, the same Judy who we spied earlier at Tom and Huck’s Treehouse and sitting in the engine for the Mine Train), was located near the Farmer’s Market, I’m thinking the previous shot may very well have been taken there – or maybe the Town & Country across the street. Looking at the giant present, this tranquil scene appears to be Judy’s birthday and judging from the Picasso-esque gift-wrapping style, I appear to be responsible for the devil-may-care finished product. I feel fairly confident it’s not loaded with gourds, but then again – what six year old wouldn’t jump for joy upon receiving such a package, I ask you-?
This picture was a favorite of my folks, for obvious reasons. Heck, even I like it-! Unfortunately, I haven’t the foggiest idea what became of my [well-used] Murray wagon.
It's enough to make one pine for those seemingly golden days! Thank you as always to Steve Stuart.