Jesus, that’s a massive baguette. How big was the oven that baked that?
Maybe it’s a short woman carrying half bottles?
And how long is the counter she’s gonna put it on?
Looks like the perfect woman to me
Seems like a good ratio to me.
1945? Only 6 bottles?
Sadly the vintage was still growing.
Even today, French supermarkets are stacked to the rafters with 6 bottle cases. That’s all a lot of people can carry at one time. I’m sure she made that trip every day.
She might be walking back to her restaurant with provisions to serve lunch. The baguette is good for maybe a dozen jambon beurre, with a half bottle per patron.
Note the apron.
Those look like blood stains to me. If she doesn’t work at the butcher’s, maybe someone should do a welfare check on her husband . . .
Years ago, I worked in a Jewish deli/bakery that produced all its own bread from scratch. The oven had rotating shelves like a paddle wheel which were probably three feet deep and seven feet wide.
I’m not sure you could or would want to live with this, at least insofar as 1945 in France was still a very rough time–not to mention the preceding 5.