June 7, 2011

Three People on a Stile

This is the strangest photo. Does that woman on the left appear to have been dropped in suddenly from above just now?

Black River Falls, Wisconsin
1899, photographer Charles Van Schaick

10 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

I don't know. She may be laughing at something the girl in white just said. She looks pretty amused. But you know what? I think this is the first time I have ever seen a picture of a stile and thank-you for that.

downtown guy said...

I have always liked the whole idea of a stile. A little bridge over the wall.

Andrew said...

I see what you mean DTG. The way her hair is standing up.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Yep. She sure does.

Love you, bro.

downtown guy said...

Exactly. Like she just fell there and stopped.

x-ray iris said...

I too am happy to see a stile. I think I must have been thinking something more like a turnstile, which upon further consideration makes no sense.

I would now like to see a picture of a crooked stile.

(& yes, I think she just dropped in from the sky as fast as a fizzing whizbee)

A said...

Are their dresses full of air, or are they pregnant?

Steph(anie) said...

She's either an alien or insane.

May said...

I love this picture. They all seem happy, and you just don't see that in old photographs so much.

Nigel Featherstone said...

Aren't humans odd?

And, yes, stiles are a great invention. One of the best. Covered bridges is the other one.