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Thursday, January 24, 2008

A stylish Bulgarian bride...

The caption read:

FLORAL MASKS HIDE THE BLUSHES OF SOME BULGARIAN BRIDES

All the bride's artistic taste is centered in her headdress; be she poor or rich, she endeavours to make it as gorgeously ponderous as the strength of her head will allow.

Fortunately, this gigantic floral burden and cap of coins are not worn for long but are soon replaced by the popular, and certainly more effective headdress — the simple wreath of flowers and leaves


I found this at the best time-wasting site of the era, "The Secret Museum of Mankind." 564 pages of photographs from around the world, scanned and cleaned up by Ian Macky, who writes:
Published in 1935, the Secret Museum is a mystery book. It has no author or credits, no copyright, no date, no page numbers, no index... Advertised as "World's Greatest Collection of Strange & Secret Photographs" and marketed mainly to overheated adolescents ... emphasis was on the female form ... This was a book to gawk at by flashlight under the bedcovers.


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At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Craig said...

Enjoyed looking through the pictures in Book 5, having lived now for nearly two decades in Oceania. A year in the Cooks, four years in Tonga, three years in Fiji, and now eight years in the Philippines, with excursions of several months to Samoa and Kiribati and several weeks in FSM, Solomons and Vanuatu.

 

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