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A Teacher on Her Way to School in Her Own Private Automobile

A Teacher on Her Way to School in Her Own Private Automobile
A double-exposure trick photo of a woman pushing herself on a wheelbarrow. The double exposure did produce an amusing photo, but the photographer had to add white outlining at the bottom to make the wheelbarrow stand out from the dark streak that runs vertically through the center of the photo.

This is a real photo postcard postmarked in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on October 1, 1908, and addressed to Miss Flossie Minch, Waldo, Wisconsin. The sender of the postcard, who's the woman pushing and riding the wheelbarrow, was a schoolteacher. She identified herself only by her initials—N.B.—on the other side of the card. (It's possible, I suppose, that a schoolteacher might use N.B. as the abbreviation for the Latin phrase nota bene, but my guess is that these are the initials of her name.)

The message that N.B. wrote on the front of the card (to the left of the photo) has been erased, but enough of it remains that I was able to decipher it. Her written caption for the photo was: "On my way to school in my own private automobile. Ha. Ha."

Here's my transcription of N.B.'s message on the other side of the card:

Hello Floss, How are you spending these cold days? I enjoy teaching ever so much. Have 21 pupils.

Regards to Miss Thomas, Miss Patterson, Miss Stratton.

N.B. Sheb., Wis., c/o Mr. J. Kuemmet, R.#4.

Love to all the girls.

For some other double-exposure trick photos with wheelbarrows and wagons, see:

-- A Man Simultaneously Pushing and Riding a Wheelbarrow
-- A Man Pushing Himself on a Wheelbarrow
-- A Woman Pulling Herself on a Wagon
-- Girls Pulling Themselves on a Wagon

A Man Simultaneously Pushing and Riding a Wheelbarrow

A Man Pushing Himself on a Wheelbarrow

A Woman Pulling Herself on a Wagon

Girls Pulling Themselves on a Wagon

Steve Bucknell, Nautilus, Aschi "Freestone" and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 Nautilus
Nautilus club
photos merveilleuses...! les aïeux avaient aussi de l 'humour !
15 months ago.
 Steve Bucknell
Steve Bucknell club
The possibilities are endless.
15 months ago.

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