Mary Shafer is enjoying some winter fun on a frozen lake in 1921. Her note on the back says:
Why so tickled? Well I just had planted myslef upon my props again after taking a "set down". I should have my breeches on but the sad case is that I can't bend in them. I wonder why? (162 lbs.)
For some reason I thought the focus on weight was a modern day affliction. I guess I'm wrong.
Appears that she has "spats" on over her shoes. My guess is that she is carrying a camera case, maybe for the camera that took this great winter photo.
Charlott on 4th December 2017 @ 7:03am
My mother in law, born in 1912, was very focused on weight. She was a very kind person, but did not have a lot of tolerance for fat people.
Her mother loved to talk about her 18 inch waist when she got married.
Remember, corsets weren't invented for comfort.
L.E. on 4th December 2017 @ 8:22am
That leather case is just exactly the right size for 6x9 (cm) folding camera. It looks a lot like the cases that came with the Contessa Cocarette, but it could've been any of the popular 6x9s from the 1920s. They weren't too hard to use, and they were much more portable than previous designs, so they got fairly popular for a few decades until Leica popularized the 35mm / SLR-style camera film format we all remember a little better. They even shot this vertically, which is how those cameras' controls were oriented.
Kyle on 4th December 2017 @ 12:14pm
Sled designs have not changed much since then.
Jeff Bryant on 4th December 2017 @ 4:05pm
Kyle, I remember some discussion of cameras and cases with the Davidson photo #358.
L.E. on 4th December 2017 @ 4:43pm
Good memory, L.E. - same kind of camera cases there too.
Kyle on 5th December 2017 @ 8:00am