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    Posted 3 years ago

    Hyp-storian
    (40 items)

    O.k., folks- I was just softening you all up with my mystery photo of the (alleged) "lighthouse keeper"/"Steamboat captain"/"birdwatcher" with the binoculars, because I didn't want you all to freak out completely trying to figure out what the HECK is depicted in THIS antique mounted photo!

    Is it an early 1900's patriotic dog-loving cross-dresser?
    Or.....?

    We report, you decide....; - )

    P.S. it measures about 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, and the back is blank (but of course...).

    Thanks for looking!

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    Comments

    1. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Could have been done for humourous effect or a parody on Lady Liberty.
    2. Hyp-storian, 3 years ago
      At first I thought so too, SpiritBear, but he/she does NOT have a "happy" expression on his/her face at all....

      Maybe lost a bet and being photographed like this was the penalty....?
      Maybe a sicko college fraternity initiation...?

      Or....?

    3. bobby725 bobby725, 3 years ago
      all I can say is bb2 had better have a lot of brownies for this one.
    4. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      They never look happy in old photos. LOL.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Got a new batch Bobby & will take one on a test drive tomorrow & see if this becomes clearer to me. LOL ! Is that a coonskin cap or just an exceptionally bad hair day ? That may be why she doesn't look happy. Maybe the coon is still in there some place !
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      It must have been from a skit or something, but that is a man for sure! :^)
    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Oh...I totally love bizarre mystery photos like this...you got a masterpiece here!! I can see this as a frat initiation prank too.
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Billret, you've never seen a girl with full eyebrows & hairy arms ? Never been in some places I've been in then ! LOL ! Maybe the captain/bird watcher/postal clerk's son on his day off. Don't think we can date if by the hair style.
    9. Hyp-storian, 3 years ago
      Thanks for your input folks!
      I think that wig and getup is SO gnarly that even the DOG is ashamed to be in the same picture..!!

      Perhaps the world's cruelest fraternity hazing prank?
      Or did the guy welch on a BIG bet and his bookie gave him a choice between being photographed like this or having his arms broken?
      (I would have chosen the broken arms, but that's just me...)
      LOL
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      This photo is so much fun!!
    11. Padit, 3 years ago
      Hyp-storian, Looks like He, She or It photo shopped the body on this one! Pretty Good and another Post with humor. Thank You
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      There were a lot of cross dresser postcards that I have seen men used instead of a pretty lady, have one in my collection, although "she" had a smile. Possibly in the old west, ladies were a rare commodity !
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Lady Liberty, early photo. No photo shopped body here.
    14. Hyp-storian, 3 years ago
      PhilDMorris:

      "Possibly in the old west, ladies were a rare commodity !"

      LOL...!!!!!!!!!!
    15. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Yep I've seen plenty bb2, but most don't have "Adam's Apples", and even without, I still wondered! :^)
    16. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      The Adam's Apple was a sure givaway! Such a great and humorous photo!

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