This awesome series of photos shows a woman–now 88–and her annual trips to a shooting gallery that began in 1936:
The chronological series begins in 1936, when a 16-year-old girl from Tilburg in Holland picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera and a portrait of the girl in firing pose is taken and given as a prize.
And so a lifelong love affair with the shooting gallery begins. This series documents almost every year of the woman’s life (there is a conspicuous pause from 1939 to 1945) up until present times.
At the age of 88 Ria van Dijk still makes her pilgrimage to the Shooting Gallery.
Very cool. H/T Gizmodo.