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Boudoir Card: Sidewalk Crew [Another One That Needs More Love --- Perhaps My Favorite Occupational] | by mrwaterslide
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Boudoir Card: Sidewalk Crew [Another One That Needs More Love --- Perhaps My Favorite Occupational]

I bought this photograph in an upstate New York antique store, just off the Thruway. I don't remember knowing how good it was back then, just that it was good (it's great) . It cost $25.00 (unless I asked for the discount, and got it), which was more than I liked to pay for a photograph, back in the day. The photographer's name was F.D. Barry, of Hartford, Connecticut. He says, "Copies can be had at any time."

Henry Kendall, my ninety-years-old carpenter friend in Greensboro (he charges a lot of money, but, he's lightening quick) is building a frame for this photo out of solid mahoghany. The design of the frame is based on the pyramid shadow that shows up in the photograph.

I'm sending this photo to Cream of the Crop because it is my favorite photo of all my photos. If my house were on fire, I'd be reaching for this photo with one hand and the Mrwaterslide photo with the other. I also find this photograph infinitely more interesting than the one that Flickr defines as my most interesting photo. Based on my experience, Flickr should redefine "Most Interesting" as "Superficially Appealing." But that's one tiny little wart on the fantastic Love Body that is Flickr.

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Taken on February 3, 2012