Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What's Their Story?

I found this old framed photo at Value Village, sucker that I am I just could not leave it behind. I wonder what the occasion was, I wonder where these people are now.I did discover (by looking closely at the ashtrays in the picture) that this photo was snapped in the famous " Blue Room"  of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.

I love so many things about this picture, the cherry lifted out of the ladys glass, the gentleman's tie, (the fact that neither of them is looking the right way for the photo). The brim of the ladys hat the was caught in the flash who was seated behind them. The waiters in their sharp white uniforms (who have been caught off guard for just a second). 

To think all of that caught by a flash bulb in a matter of seconds.

Truly a time gone by.



Dana@Mid2Mod said...

I analyze old photos just like you do. Those people, if still alive, would probably be in their 90s now, yet their youthful happiness is so permanently captured in that shot. I love her dress and her smile, and he looks a tiny bit startled by the flash. Great find!

Vicki said...

You have a true artist's eye...I just love this blog!


Jim said...

What a 'classic' photo of that time era, Mick! I love doing this too.....wondering about the details of people's lives in photos.
You are keeping this 'moment in time' alive. And by the looks of their faces, they were having a great time!!

Zootsuitmama said...

I love those photos! I need to post some of my mom and dad when they were out on the town. People just had their pix taken! B4 the cell phone days, I guess. Hope your Summer's going good!!