The woman in this tintype is posed unusually. The typical pose was usually much more formal--perhaps standing with your arms rigid to your side or sitting with your hands placed in your lap. This woman, on the other hand, is posed in much the same fashion as modern day bikini models sans the bikini. When I pick up odd photos such as this, I often wonder what the context was?
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.