Three happy bathers

What it is:

Photo measuring 3.5 x 5.75 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


You know I love old photos.  Staring at faces that are looking back at me across the distance of a century or more can be captivating, even moving.  But sometimes, I have to say, looking at people who are mostly unsmiling, posing stiffly in yards of itchy fabric, capturing on paper a moment, and probably a life, that is now long gone, it can start to feel, I don’t know, a little heavy.  Sometimes I feel like I need to come up for air, to look at a newer photo, a candid photo, one with happy, smiling people.  Sort of a palate cleanser, if you will.  I was needing something light and refreshing today, so here is a shot that fits the bill (but is still somewhat vintage, of course, for this blog).

9 comments on “Three happy bathers”

  1. this one is truly wonderful. i’m almost glad there are no words to contaminate the image.
    as ever, thanks for uploading these precious images

    • Thanks, Alessandro! I think I know what you mean. Sometimes a completely anonymous image can be the most transporting, and when we start adding information about names and dates and locations, it can lose some of its magic. I’m glad you’re enjoying these photos.

  2. So beautiful!

  3. Three young ladies enjoying the summer – perfect! Wonder if they were at a lake, pond, private pool, etc.

  4. Reblogged this on alltheboysandgirls.

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