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.
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.
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.
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)