Saturday, August 02, 2003


boynton was doing some image sourcing on behalf of esnet and ms Pea and their "upcoming literary release, a penny dreadful by the name of Oh No! Miss Morris Has Misplaced a Galosh"
It was intriguing to come acrosss this picture from a google image search for galoshes. The wedding of the Galoshes? In its original context, the image bears the annotation: Elegant satin gowns or married in a suit/ because he was being shipped overseas - which does not in itself explain the riddle. However slide 77 above may, as it does feature a rather glamorous example of this usually fairly unfashionable item of footwear with the curious etymology. And curiouser: could the faceless model somehow be related to miss morris?

Comments: galosh

Oh will Pea ever be pleased! She was just this morning going on and on about the latest affairs and how she hadn't a clue wait to wear. 'Rosiest in the fall, dear,' as I always say.
Posted by at August 2, 2003 05:20 PM

doncha find the word "galoshes" deliciously onomatopaoeic?
Posted by Gianna at August 4, 2003 10:49 AM

gosh yes, gianna, gloriously so.
Especially in Melbourne.
(that was one for the melb-bashers out there) ;)
Posted by boynton at August 4, 2003 11:45 AM

...and you know how Blogger banner ads pick up on the content of your posts...when I just checked into your blog, Gianna, I got "overshoes headquarters" and "Child's Rain boots"...gosh.
Blogger/google as secret research-assistant spider.
Posted by boynton at August 4, 2003 12:40 PM

No comments: