At home, armed

By: usermattw

Jun 08 2013

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Category: Women


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What it is:

Photo measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


Here is another photo that is a bit of a mystery to me.  In this attractive household setting is a figure (a woman, I’m assuming) posing with a rifle, and possibly another firearm in her pants pocket.  To my modern eyes this is a costume, but who knows?  I’m not sure what’s going on here, but it’s fun to speculate.

11 comments on “At home, armed”

  1. Looks to me like she already shot a hole in the curtain behind her. An Annie Oakley wannabe.

  2. The prominent photo on the dresser behind her looks like it might be of a WW1 soldier, and her leggings are similar to the ones from the men’s uniforms. I wonder if she could be a member of some kind of women’s home guard or military-style club? And Annie Oakley did teach women’s shooting classes, so she could have been a student!

  3. Reblogged this on Antiques Dublin.

  4. The dresser is from either early 1900 or late 1800’s. I had one given to me which was my Uncle’s.

  5. Yes, I wonder about the person who has been cut out of the photo – you see their arm, skirt, and shoes… and I wish I could tell what all is on that dresser (besides the photo).

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