Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt features a boy with two birds. Geese, I think. I took a flight in another direction and give you two birds crossing a river for some reason.



I have no idea what is going on in this photo although it appears to be two women wearing the mortar board style flat hats used in graduation ceremonies worldwide. Perhaps one was graduating from left side of the stream to right? It makes no sense whatsoever. I also wonder if the snapshot after this one shows the two women flat on their  backs in the water, heh.

Two birds, a donkey and a baby

Two birds, a donkey and a baby

This photo shows possibly one of the women from the previous photo, but now with a baby sitting on a donkey. The women are wearing Mexican style straw hats. This looks like one of those tourist snapshots such as featured in my site avatar.

Yee haw!

Yee haw!

For more birds and probably even a few of the avian variety, click over to Sepia Saturday. You will be happy you did!

Flights of fancy

8 thoughts on “Two birds

  1. anyjazz says:

    Two birds! I get it! Fine old photographs. I hope they put a hat on that poor baby’s head soon.


  2. Wendy says:

    I think I’m laughing too hard to comment. Had you not pointed out the funny details of the mortar board-stream crossing, I probably wouldn’t have really thought about how funny that picture really is. And I’m sure we all have goofy tourist photos of OURSELVES – but I’m not going to post one!


  3. Karen S. says:

    Oh very fine collection…. and quite funny too!


  4. Kathy says:

    Maybe one is helping the other through the water? Pictures and music always merge together in my mind and now I’m hearing Sir Paul singing “hands across the water, hands across the sky.” It’s an odd song, fittingly.


  5. gluepot says:

    Excellent photos for this week’s theme. I think the first two are possibly 2¼” x 2¼” which equates to the 117 film format first used by Kodak in the original Brownie camera from 1900 onwards.


  6. Fine hats, both flat top and cone top but very odd. How could a photographer persuade two ladies to step out into a cow field?


  7. Alan BURNETT says:

    I understand your “two birds” connection. But your featured photos also pose the question – “what on earth is going on here?”. A thoroughly enjoyable post – as always.


  8. smkelly8 says:

    I like your use of the bird interpretation.


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