A daguerreotype and then 10 observations regarding that daguerreotype …
1 – Gary Carter really was happy all the time, even while being mobbed by the Québécois.
2 – Mr. Carter is in the midst of what you might call “The French-Canadian Captive Embrace.”
3 – The kid atop shoulders is wearing a mime’s shirt.
4 – That other kid is wearing Ron Kittle’s glasses.
5 – You can’t buy those kind of cameras anymore.
6 – The kid in the Playboy shirt raises three possibilities with regard to his upbringing: his parents are burdened with a cultural ignorance of dimensionless dimensions; his parents have a robust sense of humor, or; his parents give not a shit.
7 – The cackling young lady to Mr. Carter’s right, the one with the coconuts smile of a mega-church organist, is surely a disembodied head.
8 – Mr. Carter was not a “velvet rope” type of guy. Hence the bull rope.
9 – That is an actual sunbeam you see. Mr. Carter was followed by them everywhere.
10 – The roof of Stade olympique is actually closed in this photo. What you see is not the sun but rather a heavenly and riverine glow. Mr. Carter was followed by it everywhere.