Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sometimes I wished I hadn't sold something.
Of course it was not a large picture. It had a cardboard backing (I cropped it out for this post), and well over a century ago someone trimmed the backing down to a size where it would fit in a CDV album. It measured 2.5 X 3.75 inches in it's trimmed state.
Even though it was not a size where it would dominate a room or even a section of a wall, it was still an interesting, quirky little picture. I find it sometimes happens that I don't realize how interesting something is until someone buys it.
These gals were young in this picture, in their 20's perhaps. If they lived into their 80's, then they probably died in the 1950s or so. Young people would have looked at them and not have been able to imagine them ever being young.
There was a photographer name (Bautner) on the backing, but no other identifying information at all. I assume these two will remain anonymous, and I really hope the person who bought this picture enjoys it.