Deer in the headlights

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What it is:

Photo (slightly less than 3.5 x 5 inches) mounted to a cardboard frame/backing (6 x 9 inches).

What I know about it:

Photographer is Mosser of Palatine, Illinois.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.

Comments:

When Central Casting gets a request for an actor to play a saloon keeper whose establishment is about to get shot up, or a bank manager about to lose his biggest client, or a hotel clerk offended by the obviously unmarried couple checking in, they send a man like this.

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13 comments on “Deer in the headlights”

  1. Charlie Manson’s grandfather. Same intensity.

  2. LOL. Poor guy. He was probably sweet and cuddly and didn’t know how to look serious. This was his best try. And his family teased him mercilessly for this photo. Right?
    But your description is hilarious. Terrorized barkeep. Awesome.

    • I know, it’s the risk we take in making assumptions about these photos out of context. On the other hand, it’s possible he really was a pompous jackass or something. I think it’s to our credit that we want to assume this is just a bad photo of a good guy. 🙂

      • LOL.
        He *could* be a jackass. You’re right. I’m quite interested, now, in our assumption that this *can’t* be the regular him.

        How hilarious and creepy it would be if he went around with this look most of the time.

  3. Barney Fife looking for his one and only bullet during a bank robbery.


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