Friday, April 24, 2009

Two stories

I got these two photographs recently for what's written on their back sides. I'm interested in what the text reveals that the picture doesn't, and like wise what the picture reveals that the text doesn't. The text and the image, once you've seen both, seem to need one another, neither one of them doing the 'whole story' justice. It also reminds me that there are lots of parts of both of these stories missing and fettered to the proverbial wind.

On the left:
Ned Tuttle + family of Omaha
He was a drunkard.
Girl- Bessie
Boy- Johnny
This girl Bessie was crossing a railroad bridge on her way to her grandmothers. A train came. She slipped down thru the ties + hung there until the train passed over her- some men came and pulled her back up.

On the right:
Judy was three days old. Picture was taken through glass cage. That's why it looks blurred. Judy now has red hair and grey eyes. She is very pink. Side view shows Japanese but front view everybody says she looks like her daddy. She has big round eyes. Also everybody thinks she is about 3 months old. She was crying when I took this picture.

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