I went to Fairlook Antiques in Pioneer Square yesterday and spent a couple hours rooting through their boxes of vintage snapshots. I purchased about a dozen new (old) pictures and a slide of a Baltimore streetcar. Most of those images will end up getting scanned and used as source material for posts. I don’t have access to a scanner right now, though, so that will have to wait.
Until then, I’d like to share with you the latest find in my ongoing (women/girls)+(on/near)+(boats/ships) series. I bought this picture on eBay a couple weeks ago. There are a lot of pictures up for auction that could potentially fit into my collection, but I chose this one over the others because I like how the subject is holding her hands (cracking her knuckles? nervous?) and dug the wildly conflicting patterns of her outfit.
The back of this picture features what I assume is a location name. My dad and I spent some time trying to decipher the handwriting. He came up with a possible location in Germany and I came up with one in Norway.