Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sepia Satuday 102

Sepia Saturday has such a great photo for a prompt this week! Here is my contribution:


A cabinet card picked up in SW Ohio.  I do not know who these children are, but they are pleased as punch to be on a pony in a city street.  I do tend to pick of sepia photos of children.

In the shop window on the left you can see ads for Morning Glory hams and - my favorite- Shinola.  Shinola is a brand of wax shoe polish.  Its name was immortalized in the phrase "You don't know s--- from Shinola" - rather unfortunate for the shoe wax company.

Happy Sepia Saturday!  If you like this blog, stop by on Sunday for Sunday Stamps.  We share interesting stamps, following a theme - or sometimes not.  The theme this week is art on stamps.

         


14 comments:

Wendy said...

What kid wouldn't be pleased to be on a pony! Fun photo.

Jinksy said...

Have you noticed - the figure of the girl fits exactly over the back legs of the horse to give the impression of a very tall lady? Hehehe! Love it!

Postcardy said...

That's a cute photo. I've heard of Shinola, but not that phrase (which I find quite amusing).

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Let's hope the pony didn't provide anything to compare with the shoe polish.

Southwest Arkie said...

I've heard the saying, but didn't know what Shinola was.
Kids look happy- cute photo for this week's "theme".

Marilyn said...

Great photo, love the pony's colouring.

Alan Burnett said...

Not just a great image but a great piece of photographic investigation as well. I will take a look at Sunday Stamps.

imagespast said...

They do look pleased, but I had to go back for another look after reading Jinksy's comment and I saw a little girl with horse's legs! :-) Jo

Bob Scotney said...

That's a new phrase for my collection. Now when will I be able to use it.
The pony looks resigned to poing for the photograph.

Little Nell said...

Lovely picture and what an advertising slogan!

Liz Stratton said...

I knew about the saying but not Shinola. They should have made the best out of it and turned it into an advertising campaign! Had they done so, I doubt anyone would have forgotten Shinola either.

Karen S. said...

Oh this is great! I just enjoy that photo so much, I have several like that where my grandmother had her own little pony and then later there are photos of my father and aunt on horses too...great memories!

Linda said...

I tend to pick up sepia photos of children, too. Something about those big hair bows girls wore back then just enchants. So that's what Shinola is! Pretty funny.

Mike Brubaker said...

A great photo, whose birthday do you think? I almost got hooked on a similar genre: kids in goat carts. But then I discovered that there are thousands! An enterprising photographer would get an animal and cart to use as the cute hook for the parents.

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