3/30/15

Four Roses - A little drinky-poo for Joe and Barb.

Welcome to the neighborhood, little neighbor. Either somebody really wants you to feel welcome, or you're a tiny person in a tiny little house.


This product shot was composited together in the pre-Photoshoppian epoch, so the tools they had we knives and glue and and airbrush. Nice work! It's pretty seamless.

But that's somebody's doorstep. Residential exterior doors in the U.S. (where this issue of LIFE magazine was distributed)  are 36 inches wide. Look at the height of the glass and imagine it lying on its side. It would be almost as wide as the doorway. How big are the people who left this thirty-inch-high bucket of whiskey on the porch? And those roses are about the size of basketballs.

Either that, or the new neighbors are a family of G.I. Joe-sized people. Joe and Barbie must have had a hard time finding a house to suit their needs. How big is the sixth-scale real-estate market anyway? After a house search like that, I'd need a little drink, too.


3 comments:

Richard Mahler said...

You are correct! By my calcs, based on a standard clapboard depth, that glass is at least 30" tall and 18" wide and has approximately the capacity of a 20 gallon aquarium, which, at a standard 750ml per bottle, contains a mere 100 bottles of Four Roses, but with ice let's just say 80 bottles. That's a lot of standard drinks for most oversized Americans of the 21st c., but for Joe and Barbie that has to be an olympic swimming pool!

Mat Black said...

I'd just settle for a water glass filled with Kentucky's finest.

Mat Black said...

I'd just settle for a water glass filled with Kentucky's finest.

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