“A man advertising for a wife in Maine, 1865.”
CHANCE FOR A SPINSTER–a young man in Aroostook County, Maine advertising for a wife, speaks of himself as follows: “I am eighteen years old, and have a good set of teeth and believe in Andy Johnson, the star spangled banner, and the 4th of July. I have taken up a State lot, cleared 18 acres last year, and seeded ten of it down. My buckwheat looks first rate, and the oats and potatoes are bully. I have got nine sheep, a two-year-old bull, and two heifers, besides a house and barn. I want to get married. I want to buy bread-and-butter, hoop skirts, and waterfalls for some person of the female persuasion during life. That’s what’s the matter with me. But I don’t know how to do it.”
“I did an image search on my glamour photo and these were the closest lookalike photos. Glamorous? I was anything but.”
(submitted by Sarah)
“When your amazing artist Dad says you’re taking a family photo and his photographer friend is going to shoot it, you do it with no question. Oh, and Dad wants it to be unique so it will be in black and white. And we will appear shirtless. He’s the artist, so he knows best, right?
This is the first (and only) time this photo has hit the light of day.
Note: There is this group photo and we each took individual photos. Each print is 18″ x 24″ in size.
Enjoy, cruel world.”
(submitted by Raquel)