My mum unearthed this note that they wrote when they closed their antiques shop in Mosman many years ago. It’s pretty well on point for anyone who has ever worked in the business of second-hand things. Also, it is very funny.
Oliver Smith, Jane Bowles, and Paul Bowles by Irving Penn, 1947.
Assorted bookplates, via:
Ugly Girls in colour!
Someone said today that the last time he saw them he almost puked from his windpipe vibrating. Personally, hope this happens to me.