November 16, 2010

Jumping; running straight high jump

I like thinking about her getting all dressed up to go jump over a chair.

1880s, photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge

8 comments:

John M. said...

Those are actually her play-clothes.

downtown guy said...

They certainly don't seem to hamper her.

Ms. Moon said...

It's the magic boots.

downtown guy said...

They do look a little witchy.

May said...

That's A LOT of clothes to wear while jumping over a chair. Good thing there is no back to the chair. At least all those skirts and underpinnings would pad her if she was to fall.

downtown guy said...

I have to wonder how the photographer picked his jumping woman. Did he see her leap over something in the street and shout, "That's her! She's the one!"

May said...

I wondered that myself. Maybe it was her party trick.

downtown guy said...

I bet she was fascinated with these pictures. I would be.