Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 02/26/2014


Photo taken on February 25, 2014


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Man and Woman with Doll at Niagara Falls

Man and Woman with Doll at Niagara Falls
A tintype photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Another painted version of Niagara Falls (see also Holding a Bucket Under Niagara Falls) appears in the background of this souvenir tintype photo, which originally came in a paper mount that would have covered up the uneven edges and clipped corners.

The woman is holding a doll that appears to be dressed in a baseball uniform, and what looks like a purse is tucked under one of the doll's arms. Although it's difficult to see at the very edge of the photo, the man seems to be holding a stuffed animal of some sort.

Notice that--like all tintypes--the image is reversed, so that the "L" on the doll's uniform is backwards. The falls on the painted backdrop are also reversed--the Horseshoe Falls at left should actually be on the right-hand side of the photo, while the American Falls at right should appear on the left-hand side. Mouse over the top of the tintype to see a mirror image of the photo that shows the "L" and the falls in their proper order.

Smiley Derleth, Angelica Paez have particularly liked this photo


Comments
lisabee73
lisabee73
Great photo, perhaps they won the toys at a fairground.
4 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
How, this is very strange, I can't help asking myself why they are holding toys ? Like a clue !!
4 years ago.
Alan Mays
Alan Mays
Thanks, Lisa, Angelica, and Isabelle! I agree that the couple probably won the doll and stuffed animal as prizes in games at a fair, amusement park, or carnival.

Here are some other souvenir photos with similar dolls that probably were also won as prizes:

Guys, Ladies, and Doll Guys and Dolls Four Women and a Doll on a Train
4 years ago.
lisabee73
lisabee73
thanks for posting the photos with the dolls, they're superb, especially the guys with the donkey!
4 years ago.