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“Smile ? .. I’ll think about it”.

Posted by Big John on May 14, 2016

During a clear out of years of accumulated household rubbish I came across this rather tattered picture …

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… Could it be an long lost ‘old master’ ? … No, it’s not even an old ‘mister’. In fact, it’s an old ‘missus’.

Yes, it’s a hand coloured photograph of ‘she who must be obeyed’ taken during the 1930’s. Doesn’t she look cute ? …

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… Even if she does look as if she is about to tell the photographer to …

… “Get a bloody move on !”



5 Responses to ““Smile ? .. I’ll think about it”.”

  1. what a beauty. Think how boring life would be for you, John, with a docile type. (that’s what I always tell my husband. He hasn’t said whether he believes it.)

  2. Grannymar said

    Beautiful photo and a wonderful find. You are a fortunate man, John.

  3. Hope you frame it—it’s gorgeous! Most of us have no hope of discovering new “finds”. We did our clearing out years ago, on our way to that dream condo!

  4. Another Mona Lisa? Not sure what that look means, but it is a very nice portrait.

  5. Ginnie said

    She’s adorable … her expression seems to be saying… “am I really going to spend most of my life with that old codger John?”

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