Girl in a Beckettian landscape

What it is:

Photo measuring 4.5 x 2.75 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


I imagine that if Samuel Beckett switched from writing to portrait photography, we might end up with something like this.  I’m sure the effect of pure bleakness was unintentional here, but it always cracks me up.  Her giant bow looks almost mocking on top of her sour face.  She seems to be holding something in her hand, but I can’t tell what it is.  Something symbolic of her existential angst, no doubt.  And what is she doing there in the first place?  Waiting for Godot perhaps, in which case she may be waiting there still.

6 comments on “Girl in a Beckettian landscape”

  1. Perhaps she is holding some small wildflowers – buttercups, say, which would blend in with the light dress. Her hand looks as though it could be holding a posey. And then there are the black stockings. . .

  2. I see something rectangular, with a bit of weight to it. Perhaps something from lunch…maybe a rock, maybe a small gift she’s about to open? But her thumb is far enough away from her fingers that she’s holding something about as wide as the palm of her hand.
    That bow is freaking hilarious, as is your Godot reference.

  3. Old pictures of children are either adorable or creepy. This one is a bit of both.

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