Forget about ceramic deer…I’m now collecting vintage photographs of very short men dressed up in gangster clothes.
Okay, he’s probably not a gangster and those aren’t really gangster clothes. He’s probably just a well-dressed cheese monger or brush salesman or pool shark. I only call him a gangster because the woman who sells the vintage photographs at the antiques store sometimes gives the pictures silly names on the price sticker. She called this one “The Gangster”. I changed that to “The Littlest Gangster” because the man appears to be about 4’11”. There were at least a half dozen pictures of this guy in the store; he was in the exact same pose in each of them. I think he thought that sticking his leg out in front and off to the side helped create the illusion of height.
And while I’m here, I guess I’ll share the other picture I picked up this week.
I can’t remember what the seller called this one (they remove the stickers when you pay for them), but I call it “21 Girls and a Boy”. For obvious reasons.