Don’t Tell Grandma!

November 6, 2007

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This week’s words are Old and Blue
thanks to Tink over at Pickled Beef.

This Stereoscope and set of stereoviews sat nestled in a woven basket beneath the end table in my Grandmother’s living room for as long as I can remember. There are a great variety of pictures, most of which I enjoyed on any number of occasions. If I was good. Judging by the dates on the pictures, I would quesstimate it is from the late 1800’s.



This picture entitled “Gathering Daisies” is one that I remember well. There are others depicting landmarks and battle scenes. Some of them are even comedic. To all of these I was granted full access.


This was one of the few I did not see until I was an adult. I’m not quite sure where it was kept, but I think Grandma found it unsuitable for my young eyes and hid it and the others away.


I’m certain that back in the day this would have been considered…

“Blue” – Indecent; risqué.



7 Responses to “Don’t Tell Grandma!”

  1. daddy d Says:

    Maybe blue, but maybe it is just the joy of fresh out doors for that young lady to the left.

  2. coffeypot Says:

    Scandalous! Those hussies have no respect for them selves and should be whipped to within a thread of their lives. And mad to stand up in church so the congregation can pray for them.

    My next door neighbor had one and I use to go though a shoe box full of pictures. It was the first 3-D that I can remember seeing.

  3. Jay Says:

    That stereoscope is way cool!

  4. mjd Says:

    Perfect representation of old and blue at the same time. If there is a prize for the Weekly Words, you should win. That looks a very naughty picture for the times, and it lseems like the girls are enjoying this naughtiness.

  5. gawilli Says:

    Daddy D – That’s sure one way of looking at it!

    Coffeypot – Hussie!! I haven’t heard that word in awhile. Usually it was preceded by “Shameless”!

    Jay – You can tell by the wear around the edges that we thought so, too.

    Mjd – They do look like they were having a good time, and it’s very tame compared to nowadays.

  6. Kristina Says:

    Those are amazing! What an original, interesting and fun WWC! 🙂

  7. Tink Says:

    Those are awesome!! Thank you for sharing.

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