Friday, September 21, 2012

Headless, Armless, Footless, and Nameless

This week's theme for Sepia Saturday had to do with missing heads among other things.
This poor boy probably had a nice face at one time, but at some point head and body became separated.


Here's a portrait of a woman who doesn't appear to have any arms, although I suspect she has them tucked behind her. It would be hard to reach the perfume bottle around her neck without them.




This cardboard soldier is permanently disabled because of his missing feet.


And the photograph of this cream puff child has everything but a name. She was photographed by Geo. H. Wood of Towanda, Pennsylvania, but no one took the time to write her name on the back.


Despite the missing parts, I can't discard these items and my efforts to make them whole have not been very successful.


For more missing parts, visit this week's Sepia Saturday.

25 comments:

  1. Wonderful collection of missing parts, I do hope the lady really has arms, I find myself wondering about the (her) right one. The small child is beautiful.

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  2. I am surprised at that cream puff child posing. I mean she is a child. How can some one make her pose?

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  3. Very clever post to cover all the various missing parts.

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  4. Your effort to make the boy whole actually was successful enough to fool me at first.

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  5. There is nothing amiss with your post!

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  6. A lot of old photos without captions will always be riddles. I've known some people who are notorious about not putting captions on photos... Uh, when and where was this exactly? That's Uncle Who?

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  7. I think you did a splendid job with the the no-longer-headless boy, and especially like the 'super-halo' effect... I'm pretty sure 'cream puff girl' is related to the ballet trio in Munchkinland.

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  8. Great post! That little cream puff girl is so adorable.

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  9. They didn't label cream puff because everybody knew who she was.

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  10. I don't know, I think your efforts to give the sailor back a head have been most successful. A thoroughly enjoyable read. it brightened my Saturday morning up no end.

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  11. i think you've matched up the headless boy really well and the baby is gorgeous

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  12. Love the way you interpreted this week's theme. My favourite the cream puff child.

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  13. You have an army of people with missing parts. Perfect for this week's topic!

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  14. Oh why, oh why did I throw those headless, limbless toy soldiers away. I remember crying on being told they could not be repaired. Perfect take on the theme.

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  15. What a great theme. I have lots of nameless children on cabinet cards and postcards but like to make up stories to who they could be. And missing parts to a postcard does not mean its not collectible.
    Judy

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  16. I enjoyed your creative post! If only you had been around to help Humpty Dumpty... I'm sure you would have found a way to make him whole again.

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  17. Such a fun creative post. I love how you recapitated the poor headless sailor boy.
    Nancy

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  18. A page from a virtual scrapbook! Very neatly crafted.

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  19. The photo of the woman with the missing arms does look strange. Suppose it has something to do with her dark coat, which camouflages her arms even more so. The cream puff child is adorable! Fun post!

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  20. Your attempt at restoring the boy's dignity is very amusing.
    The possibilities here are endless!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  21. Wow very clever. The photo of the little girl is priceless. So sad there is no name.
    QMM

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  22. Oh, I don't know, I rather like your montage version! That little girl looks so solemn, dressed in her very best outfit, and standing on a chair. I wonder why they did that so often with small children; it must have been terrifying for them.

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  23. Oh yes, the boy is perfect! Quite perfect. And I would imagine should the boy have seen himself in such a grand sailor suit he would have approved.

    The cream puff is indeed luscious!

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