Sunday, December 23, 2018

Two postcard views of a mystery living room at Christmas

These postcards seem to represent two attempts by someone, decades ago, to get the perfect real photo postcard of their well-decorated living room for Christmas. There is nothing at all written on the back of either postcard. The design of the Kodak stamp box tells us only that the cards were printed in 1950 or after.

The first shot is the better one, I think. We can see the fireplace decorations and tree. As a bonus, the family dog makes a cameo appearance. We used to have a side table like the one next to the chair at our house on Oak Crest Lane.

The second photo was an attempt to show everything lit up, from the fireplace to the lamps to the blazing Christmas tree. It's nice, but perhaps a bit too high on the contrast.

I think my biggest question involves the painting/picture over the fireplace. Is that Machu Picchu? If so, who puts a picture of Machu Picchu over their fireplace?

Martin St-Amant (S23678) [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

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