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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Pup-Napped: 1910

Pup-Napped: 1910

The "Li'l Cornhusker" seen here earlier seems finally ready to sleep, in the company of the family dog. A 4x5 glass negative from Pawnee City, Nebraska, circa 1910 or earlier. View full size.

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Neither subject had a clue

Of what was happening then, or now. Carefree AF.

Li'l Cornhusker's left eye

As JennyPenn has confirmed, the kid is normal, and massively cute. Plus, one of the best kid-and-dog shots ever. But it still doesn't explain his crazy left eye in the previous post. I am left with two possibilities: something photographic and technical which I’m surprised tterrace hasn’t already explained, or, the first picture was otherworldly and possessed, and that eye was truly demonic. Sweet dreams, all.

[The third possibility is an injured eye. - Dave]

The photographic eye

Consider not the eye of the child but the eye of photographer. In an era of large heavy cameras note the low placement of the apparatus, the perfect depth of field, the wonder of the sun through the trees and the three dimensionality of the image. Beautiful.

Another beauty . . .

. . . of a photograph. I wonder if the talented photographer ever left Pawnee City for the bright lights of the big city.

Peek a ... boo!

There's that large left eye again. Not for nothing but this time it looks to be of normal size ... and perfectly placed in the face of an unusually beautiful child. So this is me breathing a sigh of relief.

Dog's expression is priceless

I've got my eye on you, so don't do anything foolish.

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