I’m an avid flea market hunter. I’m not talking about the serious person who’s trying to find that valuable treasure they can turn around and make a big profit on. No. I’m simply a hunter of cool stuff. Cute stuff. Things that just stick out to me and appeal to either my inner child or the love I have of all things vintage.
Also, I’m a flea market digger. Yes, that person digging through the junk boxes that are on the ground or under the table. So I do occasionally come upon what I think is pretty neat. This item was one of those finds.
When I first saw this item, I thought it was cool because it seemed to be sturdy and thick, and I noticed it had a tin frame. I had never seen one of these type of photos before. And the soldier’s eyes seemed to look right at ME. I wonder, is he woeful, or just being a stoic soldier?
So I looked online and found that it’s a photobooth picture from the late 1930’s to 1940’s, and this is more than likely a soldier during World War 2.