Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Way Back Machine

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The Time: 1930's
The Place: Chicago, Illinois

The photographic genre of the photo booth remains one of my favorites.

My first allowances were spent on penny candy and photo booth portraits.

This is my grandmother's long time neighbor and friend Martha. She was quite a character, bohemian in temperament and the original home alone mom. My mother still tells the story that Martha ran off with a matador to spend a week in Cuba, leaving her children at home for my grandmother to watch.

She was an interesting character who inspired others to live more colorful lives.

14 comments:

Heidi said...

Oh to be so vibrant~~~ I would love to run off with a certain Milk Man dressed as a Matador...not the same huh??

chocolatechic said...

Gorgeous photo.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Hmmm, one week with a matador proved enough? LOL! I just love these little journeys back in time. Martha was a stunning lady.

Heather said...

I like her sassy hat!!

Trish said...

Your glimpses into past personal history are so intriguing....what a woman she must have been. She seems so self assured.

caren said...

What a gorgeous photo and interesting story! Love it!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I may not approve of the matador but I LOVE the hat! blessings, marlene

Janice Lynne Lundy said...

Have been watching your site vicariously for a while now, Farmer's Wife, and I enjoy your plain speaking humor. I love the photo you posted. What fun it would be to be that sassy! Women then sure knew how to dress.

I had a great aunt named Winifred who went on a trip to Montana. She met and fell in love with the movie cowboy Tom Mix. She never married after that. He stole her heart, it seems. :-) I wonder if she had a hat like Martha's.

Be well and happy writing!

Blessings,
Jan

Karen said...

What a beautiful woman and I agree with what others have said ... she was indeed sassy, which is a good thing!!! :-)

I love her eyes ...she has fascinating eyes.

Farmchick said...

What an excellent photo. Why don't we dress like that anymore! How chic! Hmmmm....a week with a matador. Sounds intriguing.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Well...it's not everyday you meet a matador I'm sure.....

Dejoni said...

Love her...running off to Cuba with a matador? Fabulous!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

A matador eh? Now that sounds like a gal who I would have loved to have as a best friend. How fun is that! LOL Matadors looks way hot in their tight pants.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

A2Z Photo Booths LLC said...

This is a fabulous photo!! Thank you for the story and info to go with it!!