Monday, April 11, 2011

1940's black & white photo from an old National Geographic magazine with a caption from a 1950's home making magazine. 


  1. I can't work out what it is. I was thinking it can't be a dead person's arm walled up to disguise a murder, a la CSI, because he's smiling. It can't be a partly done light fitting, like the arms in the corridor in Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast. Maybe it's a really unappealing sculpture that everyone dreamt of for their homes in the 1950s... hard to imagine though. Or DIY advice on how not to plaster your walls?

    Can you shed some light on it K, to stop this mental agony?

  2. Without backtracking through all my old Nat Geographics I can't be 100% sure but I seem to remember the photo is of a slightly ruined bit of Classical relief. The caption is my addition from another source.But now you've got me wondering...oh dear I may have to try to find it!