This week the Sepia Saturday Suggestion is about silly and awkward poses.
Now there's a difference between a silly pose and a candid shot of someone caught in a silly pose. One is a deliberate set up and the other is just a lucky shot.
So let's look around LOST GALLERY and see what can be found on the subject of people posing for a silly photograph.
Nurse Felton could not convince May-Belle that she was not a homeless chimpanzee. Not entirely anyway. Nurse Felton was not even certain of it herself. May-Belle did not seem to mind either way.
After Doctor Bent's revelation this morning, Nurse Felton was not completely sure of anything. But her plans were made and they would include neither Doctor Bent nor his valet.
Photographer Annie Greskin (not pictured) tried the Microsoft Hotline again and got a recording of the Three Stooges reminding callers that all lines were busy until 1993.
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The fire department had to come out and get him down.
Turns out he was just showing off.
The above photograph is an example of early "trick" photography. Note in this case, both men are the same person. Commenter Susanna Rosalie has contributed these links to other examples of "trick" photography in the days before Photoshop.
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The gang tried in vain to make it to the water without burning their feet.
Some distance up the beach, the vacationing entertainment and publicity director for Rockefeller Center suddenly got the idea for a dancing chorus line. Would it work?
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THE KIDS It is always a mystery how a photograph of any of these precious children could end up lost or abandoned. Here are a few. You will probably say "Ooh..." at least once.