Cabinet Card: Anonymous Young Woman, Staunton, Virginia
Just as the previous snapshot is a vintage mrwaterslide snap, so this cabinet card is a vintage mrwaterslide cabinet. She was in an album, but not in a sleeve. The card more-or-less feel out. I could tell the dealer wasn't all that happy that I had pulled the card from the album, but like I saw, she was loose in the album, there were no other images of her, and she was not named. Anyway, I showed the card to the dealer and asked him if he would sell it to me. The album was like $45 bucks, but of course I didn't want it. This was the only card I wanted. He hesitated, and then he said, "three bucks." She's not bad for three bucks.
I think her look suggests (to a male viewer) that she knows things, that she has some private knowledge, that is beyond the ken of her male admirers. I would put that that look would put some men off. Just guessing. Of course, it doesn't put mrwaterslide off. He is "I Am Curious, mrwaterslide."
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