This is a blog about music, photography, history, and culture.
These are photographs from my collection that tell a story about lost time and forgotten music.

Mike Brubaker
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Live! Love! Laugh!

02 January 2015

Leben! Lieben! Lachen!
Live! Love! Laugh!

Machen Sie Ihre neue Jahr 
Make your new year

ein Fest von allen die besten Dinge im Leben
a celebration of all the best things in life

Viel Glück und ein gesundes neues Jahr!
Good luck and a healthy new year!

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This photo postcard was never mailed and has only a few illegible German words on the back. My guess is that they are dressed in costume for a music hall entertainment from 1910-1914, though not necessarily for the new year. Whether they were from Germany or Austria, I'm sure they would be happy to entertain us one hundred years on. 

This is my contribution to Sepia Saturday
where I wish everyone a bountiful 2015


Postcardy said...

That's such an amusing card!

"Viel Glück und ein gesundes neues Jahr!"

Wendy said...

I wonder how the guy with the 2 dolls got stuck with that.

Unknown said...

I'm with Wendy -- what's with the dolls? Very wonderful photo!!!

La Nightingail said...

What a fun photo & I love the way you always take them 'apart' at first & then give us the whole thing put together at the end. Happy New Year to you, too!

Kristin said...

Happy New Year! Quite a wild card.

Alan Burnett said...

It is the quality of the photograph that strikes me. Wonderful - full of expression, perfect focus, perfect composition.

Jofeath said...

A perfect fit for both the prompt and the New Year. I wonder what the story was behind those dolls. Are they perhaps hiding their holder's musical instrument?

Susanna Rosalie said...

The postman delivering twins!??

All the best for the New Year!

Little Nell said...

A perfect match for the prompt, though more posed than spontaneous. There’s an element of the grotesque as well, with lots of unanswered questions. Those fingers are spookily long and whatever is the book which is being pointed at?As for the dolls....

Boobook said...

What a clear photo!


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