Saturday, 20 April 2013

Sepia Saturday 173 - "odd"

Seems a shame to be indoors on such a lovely day, particularly given the awful weather to date this year. So, excuse the brief post this week as I'm keen to get out in the garden.

I don't have any pictures of yound men holding up dead birds, but sticking with the theme of odd for this week's Sepia Saturday here is my odd submission. Maybe this postcard is not odd to other people, but if there's a message here or a hidden (or even obvious) joke, I'm not sure I understand it. Hopefully another Sepian can help me out here and explain it?

Vintage postcard, "Nothing Doing", c.1906

As usual loads more vintage postcards in my online postcard shop

And for anyone interested in psychogeography, urban wandering, edgelands, and ghost signs, you may like to check out my In Search of Space blog where I generally post 2-3 times per week, mainly about my urban wanderings through London during my lunch breaks, and ocassionally after work, where I head off in search of new and interesting places, off the beaten track, and on the lookout for hidden mews, ghost signs, old architecture, etc.

12 comments:

  1. That's surely a tough one to figure out. Is he whispering that he's like to do something, and she's saying, "Nothing doing!" A saucy postcard, in other words.

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    1. Yes that's about the only thing I can thing of ... but this is 1906 :-)

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  2. Cute card, so many ideas on it's meaning! Ha! Ha! I too would go out in my garden, if it weren't underneath tons of white stuff again! I am excited about your other blog, and am going to hop over there now!

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    1. Thanks Karen - glad you liked my other blog too :-)

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  3. Seems he's trying to seduce her and she's not having it. Can't think of anything else.

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  4. I'm thinking they were CAUGHT and "Nothing doing" was a quick lie to hide the shame and guilt.

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  5. Oh well we all have the same idea. An indecent proposal?
    QMM

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  6. I agree. So suggestive it made her jump.

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  7. Can't help you too much on your featured card, but I have been following your images on Pinterest of your psychogeorgraphy adventures. I am a fellow lover of psychogeography and a couple of years ago gave talk to the Leeds Psychogeography Society on "chance and psychogeography". If you check back through my blog it is there somewhere. Off to look at Search For Space now.

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    1. Thanks Alan - will look back through your blog and see if I can track it down. In the meantime, hope you enjoy my "In Search of Space" blog :-)

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  8. I'm in agreement with the other commenters. She's just not going for his advances. But her posture is certainly very weird.
    Nancy

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  9. Looks to me as though he's just 'goosed' her!

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