Friday, March 15, 2013

Zeppelin on fire


A French postcard c. 1919 with the odd juxtaposition of a serene girl holding a hoop and stick and a painted backdrop showing a fiery air war. I'm guessing this studio setup was dad's idea.

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  1. I am going to guess this backdrop was mostly used during the first world war to show unfortunate cannon fodder on the way to the front. Every family wanted a picture of son in his uniform...but for many, it was to be the last photo.
    Jim Linderman Dull Tool Dim Bulb

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