Sunday, 29 July 2012

Do of the Day




"Mrs. T. Charlton Henry weighs a fragile, feminine ninety pounds, but moves through life like a Trojan.

On the third floor of her house, there are three rooms full of clothes racks, in which each ensemble hangs in its own wrapper, together with gloves, shoes and handbag, This enviable passion for organization structures her life - and inspires her friends."

Photography by Diane Arbus (14th March 1923 – 26th July 1971)

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  1. Inspired her friends to just what, exactly? Now that's a question lost to history. I'm guessing fits of giggles and the occasional sotto voce catty remark, much as they loved the Old Dear.

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    1. I don't recall a meeting of the "Mrs T Charlton Henry Appreciation Society", although I imagine the wigs would be rather special... Jx

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    1. Now you know what to ask for next at "Mr Kenneth's of Gilcomston"... Jx

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  3. Now that is quite the do. I wonder how much air she has to pump in it?

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    1. As a precursor of Miss Winehouse, I surmise it is entirely held up with bottles of Vin Mariani... Jx

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