As some of you probably know by now, I have a small collection of vintage photographs featuring women on boats. I also have a lesser known collection of photos showing people with old record players. One time these two collections overlapped when I found a picture of a woman on a rowboat with a record player. It seemed like a strange thing to have on the water and buying the photo made me far happier than it probably should have. Although I’ve already posted it, I’d like to share it again:
I now have a saved search on eBay that spits out most of the black and white photographs featuring women on boats. It takes some of the fun out of the hunt, but it also makes things a lot easier. I skim the feed a couple times a week. Most of the search results don’t interest me, but I occasionally click on one to get a closer look. This little thumbnail came through a couple weeks ago:
Yes, it’s the same woman from the photograph I bought two years ago! What are the chances? She’s still got her record player and is wearing the same outfit, but now we can see that there’s a friendly-looking fellow in the rowboat with her.
Not only is this another photograph that fits into both collections, but it answers a question that always bothers me when looking at old snapshots…who was behind the camera? Well, the guy at the oars must’ve taken that first picture. Now if only I could figure out who took the second one. I’m also curious about what they were listening to on that record player. Maybe I’ll find the answers to these questions in a couple more years.