Pluperfect PDA (6)

By: Joshua Glenn
June 28, 2011

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Over at the great site Shorpy today, a 1911 photo (by Lewis Wickes Hine) of a group of boys who work in the Sagamore Manufacturing Co., in Fall River, Mass., reveals something odd.

That boy by himself — off to the side and rear — leaning against the fence like he’s got something way more important to do than be photographed. What is that shiny, palm-sized object at which he’s looking so intently? Why is he using his thumb in that particular way?

Yep. It’s yet another PLUPERFECT PDA.

Ringtone: “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”


Thanks, Matt, for the tip.

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SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: DOUBLE EXPOSURE — the stratagems of Middlebrow | EGGHEAD — a gallery | FITTING SHOES — famous literary footwear | LATF HIPSTER | PANTENE MEME — a found gallery | SHOCKING BLOCKING — cinematic blocking