Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

I had intended to post this photo for New Year’s Eve because these couples are dressed to go somewhere, but then looking at the photo and realizing it was taken during the daytime, I wondered instead if they were headed to church or just for an outing. I like how the ladies have on nice dresses and the men are in their suits and hats. Hats are a tradition that really ought to come back into style because they make a man look finished, polished, topped off, so to speak.

Based on the dresses, I’m thinking the 40s for this snapshot. I found it with a few other photos of African American subjects at the big antique mall near where I live. There wasn’t anything written on the back so I don’t even have a clue of where the photo was taken.

2 thoughts on “Two smiling couples

  1. Double breasted Mens suits late 1940’s..my Dad had a brown pin strip suit that he bopught brand new in 1948..he had a hat too but did not wear it often. :)


  2. IntenseGuy says:

    I wonder how got to paint that way short little white picket fence? :)

    Photo has a “rural” feel to it – but I can’t place it anywhere.


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