Date: Jul. 6th, 2017 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Atlantic or Pacific? I can't tell.

Date: Jul. 7th, 2017 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't think it said where it was! My impression is that the point (from the card maker's perspective) is that it's a conventionally attractive woman in a bathing suit. The selling point, you might say. Of course I like that she has a cute doggie with her. Even though why you would lie down with your dog on the leash, I don't quite get.

So, let's decide the picture's in the U.S. on a coast. So does it feel more like left is north? The waves could be on either coast. What about those barriers? I don't remember seeing barriers like that myself--- I've seen more of the Atlantic coast. The shadow is a little on this side of her, and maybe it's early afternoon on the east coast, or late morning on the west. But it also seems to be cast a little bit to the left, and most of the time the sun's to the south, doing its thing, yes? Up here? So I'm gonna bet on west coast, so Pacific.

Next time I'm near the card I'll double-check whether it sez anything helpful on the back. Like even where it was published.

Date: Jul. 8th, 2017 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Generically, the sun is more likely to be in the south half of the sky, so the west coast is more likely. However, if it were late in the day, and if the shoreline were going on a northwest/southeast angle, east would be possible. I think the sun is pretty high, though, so I'm leaning west.

Date: Jul. 7th, 2017 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay, this just in: No location given. The caption is "A languorous mermaid and her adorable pet add to the glamour of this Dextone beauty scene." Dextone refers to it being a (Kodachrome) product of the Dexter Press, a postcard publisher outta Pearl River, NY. I suppose that makes the east coast a bit more likely? Or maybe not!

Also she's clearly not a mermaid. :D

Date: Jul. 9th, 2017 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's a little odd. No obviously not a mermaid!
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