Just My Imagination . . .

Sometimes when I search for food postcards I get a little carried away. I start seeing food everywhere. I thought this woman’s hat was a big sweet potato.

In this case, I thought there was either a potato or a clam on top of the woman’s head. I was sure it had to be some German joke that I simply wasn’t aware of – I stared at the thing for a long time trying to figure it out. Clam? Potato? Why?

Finally I realized it was just her ponytail.


5 thoughts on “Just My Imagination . . .

  1. The top postcard’s hat is a seal. It has been partially dried for carrying. She is carrying her bait-bucket from the dock where she pushed her husband off the deep end: hence the “Merry Widow”.

    The second postcard’s hairdo is a large lima bean with a paperclip holding it in place. It was a symbol of unwed pregnancy before the Kaiser’s War: note her reluctant boyfriend, and the stork overhead.

  2. I can’t see anything there are tears of hysteria in my eyes.

    Okay, my composure has returned. Yes, sweet potato for sure on the first, definitely a paper clipped clam on the second.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s