Photographs, vintage postcards and other ephemera


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Original

I can't find an image in my collection that's quite right to illustrate this week's Sepia Saturday theme so here's something completely different.
It's not so much the image that takes my fancy (although the subject looks like a nice, confident young man), it's the written message on the back that does: With best wishes from the original.


More of this week's entries over at Sepia Saturday.

10 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

I suppose you could claim that is a (police) whistle on the end of the chain.

Liz Stratton said...

Love it! What a great sense of humor. You can almost see him laughing in the photo.

Jana Last said...

Hmm, the original, huh? That's funny!

Taking a closer look at the photo I noticed what looks like the face of a lion or something on the corner of the table. Never seen anything like that before. Now that's original!

Peter said...

I always wonder about men's fashion in those days. In particular about the waist band. How far up does it go, just below the armpits? :)
In any case, I had to smile about the name he gave himself.

Mike Brubaker said...

Does that mean there was only the one photo? What was his alternative? "Best wishes from a reasonable facsimile!"

Karen S. said...

He's almost kind of spooky for me, he reminds me of my junior and high school boyfriend...not the clothes and all, but his eyes, and cheeks and his hair! Wow...it could be a very distant relative!

Wendy said...

His message tells quite a bit about his self-perception. He must have been creative and free-thinking.

Kat Mortensen said...

My guess is the "original" did NOT become the "ultimate".

Kat

Kat Mortensen said...

P.S. Wibbo, I have a photo of my black cat Gilbert that greatly resembles the close-up in your profile shot!

Wibbo said...

Kat - I always knew Flossie had an Evil Twin ;o)