The Tray

June 12th, 2013

The Tray - Black And White

She was having tea for two.

(submitted by BØGER & KURIOSA)

36 Responses to “The Tray”

  1. doug C says:

    Proper etiquette dictates you only balance one teacup on your bosom at a time.

  2. SImon says:

    Ummmm……I think I’ll take my tea black this time, thanks all the same.

  3. kimmy says:

    I think she can feed a soccer team and their family with her giant creepy boobs

  4. flo says:

    “2 cappucinos for table 6 !”

  5. Veronika says:

    I wish I knew who this was, she looks a lot like my mom, and I guess me by extension.

  6. schoolnurse says:

    Plenty of “arm-shelf” pictures here on AFP but I’ve never seen a “boob-shelf” pose before!

  7. Anup says:

    Marry a buxom and save the cost of a dining table.

  8. Tim says:

    I’ve heard of Double Ds, but double Teas? (I crack me up)

  9. Jane says:

    Unleash those puppies and watch what happens to those cups!

  10. Jenimae says:

    They just don’t make broads like this anymore ;)

  11. Dan Lester says:

    CDV of Mary Powers, the Barnum fat lady. Back of card reads Miss Mary J. Powers, The Kentucky Giantess: 26 years old and weighs 782 pounds: 5 feet 2 inches high: 86 inches around the waist and 33 inches around the arm – Barnum’s fat lady at the time of the fire, March 3rd 1868: Was born at Franklin County, Kentucky, and weighs 175 pounds more than any other lady in America. Marked Adams & Mendenhall, Indianapolis, Indiana.

  12. MistyDW says:

    This lady must have been awesome back in the day!!! Love it!

  13. Bill says:

    This is actually very historical. This lady was the inspiration for the first American flattop carrier.

  14. Sarah M. says:

    I just like her smirk.

  15. Tom says:

    I’ve often said it – never thought I’d actually see it

  16. Lynn says:

    I don’t think this is what they meant when they said just put the tea on top of the chest.

  17. Leonard Strom says:

    Really “Top Shelf”

  18. Lola Granola says:

    I believe that this is Mary Powers, a side show performer billed as “The Kentucky Giantess”.

  19. Denis says:

    Will you have milk with your tea? NO THANKS!

  20. Grampa says:

    Can we just have our tea, Mrs. Lincoln?

  21. cooldingo says:

    a great-aunt in my husband’s family used to spill cake crumbs ‘on the verandah’ – now I get the picture.

  22. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve heard of a C cup, & a D cup….but a “T cup”??!

  23. AndrewT says:

    Like a teatray in the sky!

  24. Scout C says:

    Her cups runneth over!

  25. Deserae says:

    Is this a real period photo?

    • Norkio says:

      I doubt it. The wrist watch was not popular really until the 1920s. This looks like a carnival “old timey” shot to me.

    • mrs5180 says:

      yes — which makes it even better LOL!

      • Dee Tree says:

        That looks more like a bracelet to me,not a watch, and old timey carnival shots are not so grainy looking. Carnival shots are sepia toned, but sharp. Also, the hairdo is a bit elaborate for a county fair type of shot. It’s authentic if you ask me.

  26. Redcordelia says:

    I imagine this person was probably a circus sideshow performer.Holding the teacups on her bosoms was probably part of her act.

    • lola formerly of vegas says:

      I think she’s a PT Barnum star called Mary Powers who was billed as “The Kentucky Giantess”.

  27. Lisa says:

    Wow! I want to see the corset holding that up.

  28. Anne says:

    I believe this was where the phrase, “What a rack!” originated.

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