Just in time for Sweetest Day, I have some images to share that prove "There's a Lid for Every Pot". I guess it's just a matter of looking for your lid, if you don't have one. Do you ever wonder how couples ended up with one another? I do, when sifting through boxes of old cabinet photos, photo albums, and other ephemera. When all you have to go on are the physical features, it simplifies things. I also like looking at family portraits to see how the children resemble one or the other parent.
This looks like a happy young couple, even though they aren't grinning like fools in love:
I'm not sure why people didn't smile during the time these pictures were taken. You almost never see a toothy grin or even a slight smirk in any of the studio pictures. I have two theories: People had poor dental health and didn't want to advertise their unpleasant looking teeth; or maybe because they had to pose longer than we do now, and it just wasn't realistic to hold a smile long enough for the film exposure. Do any of you readers know why folks didn't smile in old pictures?
This middle-aged couple seem to have body language indicating they have a happy marriage, although the woman has a melancholy expression:
I would say these two aren't really into one another:
This couple made me wonder how they found each other.....they look like the Odd Couple! There's a date on the back showing the portrait was shot in 1884:
I think these two shared a love of flamboyant accessories:
This young fella just signed up on E-Harmony. Do you know someone that might like to sit next to him on that paper moon?
Happy Sweetest Day from Mitzi's Collectibles!