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Posted 9 months ago

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Manikin
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This is a old post card I am guessing 1920's ,it is 5 1/2 " x 3 1/2 "
Two well dressed men posing with what appear to be what I call Carnival dolls . A very large size for them also . One is dressed as a flapper so that is how I came to the 1920's date . I wonder why these guys would have had a professional photo of them with dolls ? I guess I will never know but thought you might enjoy it . First photo has been colorized today :-)

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
    I believe the young man on the left is toracat, holding Simon.
    Dave
  2. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    You know Dave you could be right :-) Simon has been getting around town they could have been his girlfriends and guys were protecting them from Simon :-) We love torcat :-) !**
  3. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you moon :-) xoxo
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 months ago
    Very very very nice postcard!!!!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Two guys having some serious fun!
  6. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    I guess Vet they were having fun and smiling was still banned from photo's at the time . So rare to see people smiling in old photo's . Thanks for the stopping and I am going to shut down a storm is rolling in :-( again geesh
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    I wonder if they fight about dolls ?~ Still apparently a lot of guys I hear collect dolls, and then there is Toracat, whats up with the creepy dolls anyway ?? Great card to get people talking !~
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Good luck with that storm, Mannie!
  9. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Phil the older guy in picture looks more creepy than any doll I have :-) His eyes are weird , the younger one at least is smiling . It is interesting photo at any rate and don't ask what format it is LOL xoxo
  10. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 months ago
    They won them at the fair and a joshing around?

    OR

    Stepping out with Simons girlfriends. They should watch it...he's got a bad temper!
  11. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Amber that they won them at fair was my first thought but it had to be a very good carnival as the dolls like them were fairly small . I vote they are Simon's girls stepping out on him :-) LOL xoxo
  12. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 months ago
    Apparently Simon lost big time betting on the horses, so he was into these guys for a lot of money.
    I think they were holding Simon's girls for ransom, but the photographer forgot to blur their faces.
    The guy on the right looks like a thug!

    Love the RPPC sis! :-)
  13. sarahoff sarahoff, 9 months ago
    Could they have been doll designers maybe?
  14. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Hi Sarah I did give that a thought but most of these dolls came from Japan . Thank you for stopping always glad to see you :-))
  15. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you Bro ! I think you might be right . Looks like a mafia guy and his gun is hid in a doll ? :-)
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    No I will not ask about Scots format, only he would do such a stupid question, and if you look at any of his pics he always has a big flash spot on them. So who is the amateur there ??
  17. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    I LOVE that guys eyes, he could do a pretty mean herman munster !~
  18. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    @ Phil his eye's are rather freaky looking . I think they have something hid in dolls and it was a message to a hit man LOL Thanks for all the love xoxo
  19. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    I think blunderbuss is looking for one right now, can't blame him !~
  20. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Well my guy in photo is the right one I think Phil . He can do a job disquised as a doll collector :-) but hid under dress is a 45 I think lol
  21. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    Maybe mafia with a healthy pinchent for dolls, good front !~
  22. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you gargoyle,Lisa,Official,lundy.mike, Amber asnd Sean !!!!!! Much appreciated !**
  23. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you kerry and pops ! I appreciate it :-))))
  24. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you ttom,leah,Phil,walksoft,and gargoyle ! Much appreciated :-)
  25. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you ho2cultcha !! I appreciate your love on this photo
  26. Manikin Manikin, 9 months ago
    Thank you rniederman for the love on this post :-))
  27. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you ttomtucker much appreciated :-)
  28. pickrknows pickrknows, 8 months ago
    "Guys and Dolls", didn't they do that on Broadway? This must have been the inspiration! Totally weird picture, luv it!!
  29. AzTom AzTom, 8 months ago
    Maybe the owners of the import co. It looks like the guy on the right lost his fingers, probably reaching under that dress,lol

    Goofy Great card.
  30. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    @AZ you noticed that hand also I was thinking something is wrong with his hand or fingers ?
  31. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Can you imagine, they come home with this photo and the pots and pans are flying high that night !~
  32. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    I agree Phil something very strange about this whole photo . I am going to mail it to you so you can hang it on your wall :-) lol
  33. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    I don't know if you have to go that far...
  34. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    If these guys were around now there might be a reality show, I was watching shows on Monkeys the other day, (Not kim kardash's baby) they film it like a reality show, what next !!~
  35. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Oh come on Phil you know you want this hanging in front room lol
  36. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
    Enjoy all the comments - Great guys w/dolls (yeah creepy). I think they probably manufactured these.
  37. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you Radegunder ! I appreciate you stopping at this post :-)
  38. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 months ago
    My first thought was they were the makers of the dolls...
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Great one Phil!
  40. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Thank you austrohungaro :-) It was a thought of mine at first but these types of dolls were generally from Japan . And the man in chair looks to mean to be a dollmaker :-) Thanks so much for stopping at my post I appreciate it !
  41. sarahoff sarahoff, 8 months ago
    Maybe they owned a store that sold these dolls?
  42. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 months ago
    New photo, looking good :-)
  43. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 8 months ago
    Yous guys just don't get it...They're not dolls they are action figures !!
  44. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Hedge I imagine the guys get action but those are dolls they are holding for ransom :-) Often called Carnival dolls aka Betty Boop type kewpie's
  45. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Maybe they are Ziegfield producers who gave the dolls to the follies for some services !~

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