Supremely Strange Party

Submitted by Nessa March 31st, 2010
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I collect vintage photographs. Especially weird vintage photographs. Some guy at a flea market gave me this one for free. I couldn’t believe my luck, because this is one of the weirdest vintage photographs I’ve ever had the pleasure to own.

I’m not sure what kind of party this is, or where it is… or even WHEN it is.. but I wish I could see some of the other costumes at this shindig. Though I must say, Mr. Sock-Suspender Undershorts Umbrella Mask-Man has gotta be one of the best-dressed.

8 Responses to “Supremely Strange Party”

  1. Allee Willis

    Wow, what was going on here?! The dude in the center (are we sure it’s a dude??) seems to be covering all bases with his/her costume. He/she is wearing one of the weirdest masks of all time but where did his/her head go? Wouldn’t a normal sized head be larger than that mask?

    I’m voting that it’s a woman.

    As far as the harem girls in the back it’s a mix of pajamas, towels and casual dress. And what’s with the face covering? From all the knee socks I’m going to guess that this is the 1950s and it’s some kind of sorority function.

    I wonder what was in the punch?

    • Nessa

      I agree with you that masked man is probably a lady. But she is really kind of creepy! Looks like there are some other costumes in the back or on the right side there, but maybe they just put paper over a lamp or something, it’s hard to say.

  2. denny

    Nessa! This is making me very, very envious. I die for this sort of thing. The campus I attend in Bridgewater Mass has a box of them for $1.00 and sometimes 50 cents a piece! This is amazing! That store I speak of is having a 50% off sale. Want me to check it out for you? Fabulous, fabulous picture! The one person in the back looks like they may be dressed as a giant banana! This is an old sorority picture I believe. There are no men prominently featured.

    • Nessa

      I’m glad you like it! :D You can look at said store if you want. I also especially like old pics of kids with toys. If there’s anything you want me to look for at the fleas for you, let me know, I’m always up for trading.

  3. monica johnson

    Ok, i confess, im the woman in the mast..what a great party it was..and the first time i had chip and dip and sex all at the same time..