Alice's Shoe

If you look through a magnifying glass, you can get a fair idea of what she carries in her hand, poised briefly on the metal staircase pushed up against the body of United Air. Alice, behind her, carries a small doll in trousers but her hat is elaborate, a kind of printed turban riding a piece of felt. Alice's shoe, on the topmost step, is black with a strap across the instep and show's behind Gertrude's graceful skirt blown sideways by wind.

The photgrapher has one shot left on this, his first assignment. He's heard she is a friend of Hemingway's and is taking a chance. They look tickled pink.

for D.G.


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