Thursday, December 30, 2010

happy new year!

When I was studying near Geneva as a callow youth, one of my favorite things to do was visit thrift stores*, especially a Catholic one in a huge old building. Unfortunately I didn't have the wherewithal to haul home any of the beautiful old wood wardrobes, but I did buy my share of more portable items, including some wonderful old photos.

Front (very New-Year's-Revelry-appropriate):

And back:{Loose translation: "24 May '33/ Burial of the boy's life** [illegible, at least to me]/ at [illegible's] place"}

*Things haven't changed much....
**[I interpret this to be some sort of farewell to a carefree student life?]

1 comment:

  1. That's a great picture! I wonder what they used to paint their faces.