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An Old Post Office Photo Meets In The Twilight Zone!?

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Posted 06/07/2012   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wt1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Chalk this one up to the weirdest photo of the day that would have probably been more appropriate to view around Halloween.

Nevertheless, I was browsing some Ebay listings and came upon someone selling a vintage 8x10 photograph of a woman and her two kids in an old-time post office setting interacting with (presumably) a postal clerk or postmaster.

The photograph for sale was incredibly detailed and thus much too large of a file to post here (and the seller did add a watermark so as to avoid unauthorized duplication) but a reduced copy is shown below:

What makes this "weird" to me is that upon a closer look at the original photograph in its true size, it suggests that the woman standing with the long coat on actually has no feet (!) but appears floating above the floor (!) as shown in this detailed portion of the image:

Now I know it probably was either a shadow or maybe the seller electronically modified the photo when he or she inserted the watermark, but when I looked at the close up it truly felt as if I just entered the Twilight Zone!

It is just me or is does that photograph suggest that something strange is going on?
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Posted 06/08/2012   04:00 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent wt1.

Yes the lady does look like she is floating!

The memories that your image brings back to me of our local PO is very special.
Our local PO looked exactly the same but with a counter when we first moved to this little backwater island that we live on.

The PO stayed that way from 1924 to about 1998 and then the population explosion happen and the local PO got renovated and the mail was delivered to our front door so to speak!

Now our local PO Postmaster is a stamp collector and maybe soon we will have a stamp club. I have helped our local PO to understand collecting and the how of stamps from Australia Post. Also I have had the privilege to help the Postmaster to become a stamp collector,very special.
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Posted 06/08/2012   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can here the Twilight music in the background.
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