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?
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