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A few amusing tid-bits.

Although the majority of my day at the SF History center is spent in the staff elevator (either going down to get things out of storage or bringing said stuff back to the sixth floor) there is a very enjoyable part of my day during which I can peruse random books, files, and photographs while getting the patrons' research ready for them. It's during this time where I find all sorts of amusing tid-bits, which I thought I'd share with you here.

This comes from the Sunday, September 10, 1950 SF Chronicle:
I keep wondering just how many people were walking around San Francisco with missing eyeballs! Granted, this is post-WWII so perhaps some had lost eyes in the war and then, what, wanted an upgrade? And how uncomfortable would it be to wear a "stock eye".

Here are a couple of 'what exactly is going on here?' photos I found:
The caption reads: New York, Nov. 21 (1953) - A MOTHER IS MISSING - Michael Evangelista, 34, a restaurant cook whose wife, Mary, has been missing since Sunday night, is surrounded by his seven children. Evangelista said his wife left home Sunday night and failed to return.

Uh, yeah, seven children? I don't think she's coming back, buddy.
The caption reads: Memphis, Feb. 27 (1950s?) - BOY OR GIRL? - Despite all the platinum hair, etc., the one in middle is a boy. Police arrested trio as they hitchhiked through town enroute to New Orleans.

I love the pose!


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Feb. 13th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
the one in the middle is a dude!?

i just can't believe it!
Feb. 14th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Isn't it shocking?! haha!

I just wish there was more to the story. Like were they running from the law? Or heading to a tranny party in New Orleans? Or just out for a good time?

Then again, not knowing the full story is just as well.
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