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Friday, 2 December 2011

By now, you know how these "found photos" work: I find them, scan them, post them... and then you do the hard work of figuring out what the hell is going on in them.  I found these on a dusty shelf of an antique store way out in the middle of nowhere. It's a set of 9 B&W photos depicting some long ago party - the nice old lady who ran the place gave them to me for five bucks.

Looking at them closely, it appears to be a ZTA sorority function of some kind.... but there's a lot of unanswered questions - such as, where are all the boys? There's only girls in these photos... and, mind you, these girls are either dead or in their seventies by now (which gives me the creeps for some reason).

Sorority dances and parties ain't what they used to be. I've been to a few - basically, drunken debauchery at its finest.  This looks absolutely awkward. And those drinks are most assuredly 100% fruit juice.

Okay, what's the deal here? Is this where the sisters get on the floor and listen to stories told by the alum? (Yawn. I nearly fell asleep just typing that sentence)

Rumor has it that Disney's Little Mermaid is slam full of Zeta Tau Alpha secret symbols.  If somebody out there could just get one of them drunk enough to spill the beans, this might actually become interesting.

Now if we could only figure out what the f--k they're doing out there dressed like this. I know it's a Southern tradition to have the bride's sorority sing. So, it's either that... or they're summoning a Manticore.   

The brunette on the left (in profile below the lamp) looks like Sam from "Gimme a Break" (who BTW is now a Manhattan lawyer). 

Wait a tick. Is that girl smoking? I like the cut of her jib. She said 'f--k it, I'm lightin' one up'. 
 The very first picture indicates that there's a Wizard of Oz thing going on... but what's the deal with this? And again, where are the dudes? Guys might actually enjoy this part.


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