In celebration of the new year I thought I’d inaugurate a new weekly blog series, where I’ll dip into my photo archives – occasionally even breaking out the scanner for the pre-digital era – to share a photo from some time in my past. I’m calling it “Wayback Wednesdays” in honor of the online Wayback Machine, where the archives of the Internet live. (Go take a look. It’s fun. I’ll wait.)
Today’s entry is from 1975 (when I would have been three or four, depending on when exactly it was taken) and features me in adorable man-drag, courtesy of my grandpa’s closet. Note the Don Draper-esque hat – a reminder that the era of Mad Men is perhaps not so far from my own timeline as I might want to think.
This is one of my favorite pictures from my childhood, though I have no actual recollection of it having been taken. I played a lot of dress up at my grandparents’ house, so it’s not as if this was a stand-out moment. I just like it because it is, for me, so evocative of how I spent my time with Grandma & Grandpa when I was little. And also because it’s cute, of course.
I am rather sad that the original clearly had something spilled on it at some point, causing the giant splotch on the photo. If my PhotoShop skills were better, I could probably clean it up, but as things stand, I’d just make it worse.
As I was writing this, I realized that Wayback Wednesday will be way more fun if others play along… So if you have a blog of your own and want to join in, please do! Just either link back to this post or share in the comments so I can snoop into your past, too.