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Friday, April 1, 2011

Fun Loving Group

I bought these curious cards at a garage sale several years ago. I had no idea what to do with them - frame, hang on a ribbon, use in a collage... But I've always loved them and wonder who the people were and who of the group made these collages. There's no name or any kind of clues, so I'll just have to guess about this fun loving group.

Here's my questions about this photo:
Does the lady in the inner tube have a swimming suit on?  Sure doesn't look like it.
And that woman in the middle - didn't her mother ever tell her to "stand up straight"?
Why aren't those water buffaloes taking any notice of this odd group?

My questions:
Why are these two fully-clothed ladies merrily going down the river while the buffaloes are heading up ?
What did the original photo look like? Were these ladies sitting on a log? or what? Their legs fit so   snugly around this log. What were they previously sitting on?
Why are they dressed so warmly while they're dangling their feet in the cool water (one appears to even be wearing a hat)?
And why are the water buffaloes taking no notice of these women either? They could care less!

Why is one adventuress lady wearing her swimming costume, while the other two modest ladies are fully clothed?
Doesn't the boat appear to be levitating off the lake?

And here's the piece de résistance. I told you this was a fun loving group:

It wasn't a pick!!

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  1. Your comment about the lady in the inner tube reminded me of a comic postcard I have that says something like "That may be a strapless suit, but I'm waiting for the tide to go out."

  2. I tell you it was a creative genius at work here. I absolutely love these. If you ever get sick of them, just let me know. I would frame them if I were you. It would be impossible to walk past them without smiling. These made my day and reminded me to stand up straight.

  3. What a wonderful post, I thoroughly enjoyed viewing these ...and I can well understand your questions. They all speak of fun.

  4. Just think what the creator of these cards could have done with Photoshop!
    And the legs on the logs are very curious...could they have been soaking
    their feet in the original? I loved these.

  5. This was certainly a day brightener! Such a cool and clever way to put silly into a few photos! Very nicely done!

  6. Extraordinary : that really is the strangest collection of images I have seen in a long time. Whatever else, they make a great Sepia Saturday post.

  7. Hilarious!!! I see I wasn't the only one with a funny bone this time around. :)

  8. What a hoot! Someone had fun making those.

    And it was fun seeing them.

  9. Great fun. I was slow on the uptake before I realised they were 'doctored.' It would have been interested to see the buffaloes reaction if these had been real.

  10. How funny! These were obviously owned by someone with a sense of humour that matched yours (and mine). Enjoy them, whoever they are :-) Jo

  11. How magically peculiar! The cut-and-paste (literally) is so much better than photoshopped gags. Love it.

  12. You crack me up! My question is, was this the original version of photoshop? I think it would be really fun to whip some of these up myself....

    Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello, and have a great SS.

    Kathy M.

  13. Am I right in thinking that the backgrounds of the first two collages join together? It looks to me as if they were cut out from a calendar or magazine.

  14. Brett, they don't seem to match - different color backgrounds and different types of trees. I wonder if they were calendar pages the artist used or maybe magazine pages. I guess we'll never know.

  15. Kathy,
    If you do whip some up, be sure to post them. Would love to see what you come up with. No fair to use Photoshop tho.

  16. That has to be the best estate sale find I've ever seen. How many people are going to come home with something like that. I love them and I hope you find a great way to display them!

  17. A wonderful preoccupation with contented woman floating by contented water buffalo. Not something you see every day.

  18. Very nice article..Thanks for sharing such an inspiring post.