Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vintage Photos

My father has always been an elegant dresser as shown by this image taken on the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk circa 1938.

- Leslie F

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  1. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    July 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

  2. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 9:01 am

    oh nice! so classy!

  3. Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup

    July 24, 2011 at 9:34 am

    He's adorable! What a classy kid.

  4. decor8

    July 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Very classy!

  5. Rosie

    July 24, 2011 at 9:52 am

    It's like there's some sort of an aura around him. Nice photo.

  6. Country Girl

    July 24, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Had to click to get it to open. But loved this sweet little shot. I worked on the AC boardwalk in the 70's as a young girl, on both Steel Pier and right across the boards at Taylor Porkroll. Dated the Peanut Man that summer . . . I was 14 years old.

  7. Kristina & Karina

    July 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

    great photo!

  8. andrea.at.the.blue.door

    July 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

    This is a beautiful photo. The adults, fading off into the mistiness of the boardwalk, focus one's attention on the beautifully turned out young man.

  9. Giosh869

    July 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

    This is the best fashion blog in the World, Greetings from Verona

  10. La Mode

    July 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

  11. Mode Uncover

    July 24, 2011 at 11:38 am

  12. The Foolish Aesthete

    July 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Amazing shot, down to the diagonals of the wood planks. I love how people always used to be dressed up every time they walked out the door.

  13. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 11:40 am

    and a very good photograph too!

  14. Liz

    July 24, 2011 at 11:44 am

    On the first sight I was not sure a man or a child. What an influence clothing can have!

    http://www.cardiganpumpkin.blogspot.com

  15. ABG

    July 24, 2011 at 11:49 am

    So dapper!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    ABG

  16. Sadia

    July 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    The real beauty of this photo is that we can be sure he wasn't the only child dressed so. Small children of the past seem to render the grown folk of the present hopeless, no?

    Great photo!

  17. Guido

    July 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    elegant indeed. especially from the knees up. beautiful photo, too.

  18. Guido

    July 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    elegant indeed. especially from the knees up. great photo, too.

  19. SKINFLINT

    July 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    This is absolutely freakin' adorable! His mittens and high wool socks add a little boyish charm to his grown up look!

  20. AGreekAbroad

    July 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Love it! Effortless…

    http://agreekabroad.blogspot.com

  21. Magdalena Marija

    July 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    like Christian Bale in the movie "imperium of the sun" ! amazing elegance!

  22. Naghmeh

    July 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    that is one seriously classy boy! love it, it's just too adorable :)

  23. BOMBPROOF heartbeat

    July 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Absolutely Love! Thanks for sharing these great photos! They totally bring me back in time, almost feels like I'm there every time I see these :)

  24. Maja

    July 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Really nice. And I really like this Vintage Photos-thing – a real lot of fun to watch them all!

  25. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Classy picture for a first class gentleman!

  26. Jessica

    July 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Oh, I love this photography. Honestly, I wish we still dressed the way people dressed back then. It was so elegant and classy. Though the jacket looks a tad big on your father, here, as a boy, he sure looks better in this than most people at this age in this day and age – wearing puffy, plastic-like, mass-manufactured coats and less-than-good-quality clothing. The way people dress (most people, at least) in these "modern" times, just makes me wonder if anyone knows what real class in an outfit is. This is surely a good example of it – even though back then it was commonplace.

    Great photography. Sorry about the rant.

    Jessica.

    http://www.jessicawearspearls.com

  27. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Priceless!

  28. soso

    July 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    The depth of field is perfect

  29. Emilie

    July 24, 2011 at 3:01 pm

  30. Xiaoxi Zhang

    July 24, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Mist makes the image look so wonderfully vintage and mysterious, love it!

  31. Her Imagination

    July 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Such a great photo, and such a stylish boy.

  32. Eranda Janku

    July 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Oh how adorable !

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    Eranda

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  33. The Styley

    July 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful. Makes me think of Boardwalk Empire.

  34. J.Ro

    July 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Nowadays, they don't allow you on the NJ boardwalk unless you're wearing an ill fitting shirt with an oversized logo.

    http://www.jrocomedy.blogspot.com

  35. the outfit diaries

    July 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    beautiful picture, I love these kind of old photo's.

  36. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    pure boardwalk empire!
    could onlz wish zouth todaz to dress more like this elegance!

  37. Marcel Da Chump

    July 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Great picture; reminds me of artwork for a book cover.

  38. Martina Golightly

    July 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Great pic and of course I adore the coat.) Such a little gentleman!

    http://www.dressandheels.blogspot.com

  39. lavinia

    July 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Beautiful!

  40. Jo

    July 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Great to still have such old pictures.
    Thank you for sharing.

    http://indie-streetstyle.blogspot.com/

  41. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    these vintage photo selection keeps getting better and better! But your audience would really like to see your own vintage photos too.

  42. mon sac by me

    July 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Young boy in an sublime elegance !!

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  43. SaraKateSwan

    July 24, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I love this image. So moody and atmospheric and that coat is awesome!

    http://www.beautifulstreets.blogspot.com

  44. Fashionlass

    July 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Oooh, I love this.
    Just wonderful, simply wonderful.

  45. miguel

    July 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Now that is classy.
    I wish people still dressed there kids up. Its amazing how many people out there don't have the slightest idea of how to dress.

    hfreemansons.blogspot.com

  46. amzyy

    July 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    both stylish and cute :)

  47. Mandi

    July 24, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    So cute! They dressed so classy back then, I wish we still dressed the way we did then.

    EclecticTeen
    http://www.eclecticteen.blogspot.com

  48. Anonymous

    July 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Great!! Looks like Ă  shoot from "Board Walk Empire"

    (Cusell)

  49. Joy

    July 25, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Boardwalk Empire much?

  50. Claudia Albuquerque

    July 25, 2011 at 1:17 am

    How cute!!!
    Love the style…little boy -mini man! haha

    http://www.brazilianhighsociety.blogspot.com

  51. Kelly M. Preston

    July 25, 2011 at 2:29 am

    What a great photo, really captures an emotion. Sometimes I truly feel like I was born at the wrong time, I'm such an old soul.

  52. lollipop4598

    July 25, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Its a wonderfully adorable picture. But as to people having to dress in the itchy looking clothing of the day; No. Thanks. I don't want to iron on a hot day for a few hours before going out. Sounds time consuming. And i have never heard of a little boy that really wants to wear a pair of pulled up wool socks with no lycra even to make them bearable. Textiles are a lot better. you probably don't even want to THINK about the underthings people wore back then. I think the bras were built from titanium. It would be fun to force all the people who "want" things to go backwards to live like that, though.

  53. Mars

    July 25, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Photographs back then are so beautiful even without the help of retouching.
    Mars of fashion insouciance

  54. Butik muslim surabaya

    July 25, 2011 at 3:44 am

    nice, naturaly picture, old setting & old cloting

  55. Spa Robes

    July 25, 2011 at 4:27 am

    It really shows. I like the look very vintage and classy at the same time. Nice one! The quality is outstanding and has attitude that's why I was mesmerized.

  56. beesandbugs

    July 25, 2011 at 5:08 am

    What a stylish little boy! He's a real candy! :)

  57. antique engagement rings

    July 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Love your vintage photos.. wonderful!

  58. Retre

    July 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Classy dressing

  59. proletarian Great Gatsby

    July 25, 2011 at 7:35 am

    It was a time when children were elegant too.

  60. Anonymous

    July 25, 2011 at 7:38 am

    How dapper! Oh for the gold old days when people had pride in how they presented themselves. Now it's just a bunch of slobs in tank tops, gym shorts and tattoos.

  61. briannelee

    July 25, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Wow, such a great photo!

  62. clarity enhanced diamonds

    July 25, 2011 at 8:30 am

    My wife loves your photos, they are too lovely.

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    July 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Awww, great! I'd like to see more elegant and stylish little boys / girls around now…

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  64. max b

    July 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

    When looking at photos like this it seems to me to remember old times (it seems because I was not even born at that time)when things were more clean, honest and a young boy was feeling the king of the world in such nice cloths. Maybe the past seems always better compared to the world we are living today, but this image let me feel happy, clean and in peace.
    (sorry for my English, I hope I was able to trasmit what I'm feeling)

  65. Ace

    July 25, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Gorgeous photo!

  66. tugay

    July 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    thanka

  67. whiterice

    July 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Such a great coat, and worn by a little boy! Kid's got taste

  68. Kristin

    July 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    I would love a blog just dedicated to these vintage photos. They're so unpretentious.

  69. Leonie

    July 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This picture totally reminds me of 'Boardwalk Empire' – a great TV show!

    http://thesignaturebow.blogspot.com/

  70. DANII BOY

    July 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Your dad's a cute little rocker of fashion.
    http://daniimodafolli.blogspot.com

  71. vicki archer

    July 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Your father looks divine…I hope he kept up his stylish ways….xv

  72. Cat

    July 26, 2011 at 11:41 am

    he is just lovely. :)

  73. Anonymous

    July 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    sad that we have lost the value of dressing properly. even in europe we have taken on the "comfortable" ways of the new world

  74. BeFi

    July 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    so cute !

  75. Daniela Zagnolli

    July 27, 2011 at 1:53 am

    your father gave quality to fashion.the pictures are very nice. i like the pictures.thanks for sharing

  76. Anonymous

    July 27, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Beautiful. It only takes a moment.

  77. Anonymous

    July 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Beautiful dreamy photo.

  78. Maryanne

    July 28, 2011 at 12:37 am

    composition is amazing.

  79. antique wedding rings

    July 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Love the photo.. again its fantastic!

  80. Meredith Howard

    July 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I love this photo. It is so beautiful. The people walking behind him look like they are in a misty fog. Makes it look kind of dreamy.

    - Meredith
    http://www.findingsoulbalance.blogspot.com

  81. Agata

    July 29, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    OMG!! this pic is so amazing!

  82. Paulinha!

    August 2, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Gorgeous!

  83. the gorgeous

    August 4, 2011 at 10:46 am

    little charming man!
    loove this photo so much :)

  84. Joseph

    August 14, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Great photo. I wonder what he looks like now? :)

  85. Waini M.

    August 21, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Chic!

  86. Erika Galan

    August 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    so boardwalk empire. love this photo.

  87. Jorge Anaya

    November 11, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Parents vintage photos are testimonial of the family values. This photo is simply !!

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