Thursday, July 16, 2009

If you fix them right, they will smile at you

We recently had a house guest who was creeped out by these children's cards, patented July 23, 1912. A little dearie would put the appropriate nose, eyes and mouth cards behind the faces to finish them. "When these features you begin to choose. Try to have them exactly right. Or Grandma and Grandpa will be a sight. If you fix them right, they will smile at you. As 'really' and 'truly' grandfolks do." It struck me as funny that out of context, these cards turn frightening.

1 comment:

  1. Funny? What do you mean? Our house is full of wonderful -- but disturbing -- images. But that is how life is, isn't it?

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