Saturday, August 13, 2011

Vintage Photos

These are my parents, Bailey and Barbara Jackson,  the photograph was taken in 1955 in Margate, a small seaside town in South Africa. They are still married and live in  Johannesburg.










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    August 13, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I love her dress. And whatever it is she has on her head, it works. She looks very chic!

  2. Rubén Prado

    August 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Chiao, The Sartorialist.

  3. saurabh dua

    August 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Thats a v lovely picture….!

  4. iuki

    August 13, 2011 at 11:42 am

    lovely picture!

  5. Hazel

    August 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Wow what a great photo! They are adorable!

    Hazel Blog

  6. Analice Oliveira

    August 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Beautiful photo, beautiful parents.

  7. Barcelona m'enamora

    August 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Beautiful pic! My aunt has a theory that says that couples who are made for each other resemble a lot. And when I’ve seen this picture I’ve thought that they looked like a lot.

    I hope I have explained well, lately I do not use much English….

    Regards from Barcelona!

  8. annie

    August 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    i love her bathing suit, she looks so elegant!

  9. anora

    August 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Give us a current picture of your parents. It would be so cool to see them now.

  10. Ebruli

    August 13, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    It looks like a Hollywood film poster. Brilliant thank you for sharing.

  11. ana

    August 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

  12. Blog Desde el Trópico

    August 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    What a lovely couple! :-)

  13. Clara Turbay

    August 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I love vintage photos and this is so nice!

    an special moment.


  14. kumka

    August 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I like how this couple pose to the camera. Interesting. Especially man in this photograph. People used to pose much different in the past than today.

  15. Dimitra

    August 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Hey! My gran lives in Margate, right by the beach :)
    I love this!

  16. mon sac by me

    August 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Bailey and Barbara!!! just great !!

  17. Frederick

    August 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm


  18. monkeyshines

    August 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    gorgeous vintage!


  19. tphipps

    August 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    She is so stylish-lovely.

  20. Michael

    August 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    This is real moment, so beautiful

  21. Th

    August 13, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Her batching suit is beautiful, so much more interesting than a lot of the typical ones today. Beautiful shot.

  22. Martine

    August 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Gorgeous. Look at how fit and healthy people used to be. It would be hard to find anyone with such good figures today. I drove by the beach, and eek. People have become very, very big. The good old days never looked so good.

  23. Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness

    August 14, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Beautiful and inspiring! And I love how that type of bathing suit has come back in style!

  24. Name*

    August 14, 2011 at 5:42 am

    A precious old photo ! vintage style

  25. tham nhung

    August 14, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I’m jealous of your parents’ love!

  26. Valentine A

    August 14, 2011 at 7:00 am

    they look lovely and super stylish!

    Thanks for sharing with us…

    Diary Of a Fashion Stylist…

  27. antique engagement rings

    August 14, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Love your vintage photos….nice one of your

  28. DStone Magazine

    August 14, 2011 at 7:25 am

    This picture left me speechless, in a good way, of course!
    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Just love it!

  29. Noa Noa

    August 14, 2011 at 8:51 am

    My father in law just died and the one good thing to come out of it was a number of vintage photos on him and his wife together in the ’40s.

  30. Cindy

    August 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful picture! I love her bathsuit! xx

  31. Costin M.

    August 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    wow, this is an amazing photo! great energy!

    Costin M.

  32. Lebo

    August 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Hey! I’m in Johannesburg. This is lovely pic of your parents!

  33. Barbara

    August 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Stupendi….. spero tanto di essere anche io tra tanti anni con il mio compagno…..

  34. anonymous

    August 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Now I understand…you’ve mud have had the “sartorial DNA” in your heritage all along.

  35. pensive

    August 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I would kill for that swimsuit. Tres, tres chic!

  36. emiltona

    August 15, 2011 at 2:19 am

    Wow that swimsuit is incredible. I would love one like that. Wouldn’t mind a boyfriend like that either.

  37. Molly

    August 15, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I love these series of vintage photos, there’s always something special about them. I’d be glad if you’d check out my blog about my everyday life, modeling and a whole bunch of fashion!


  38. clarity enhanced diamonds

    August 15, 2011 at 6:50 am

    What great photos, a different time.

  39. Khanya

    August 15, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I’m another Joburger!! Love the bathing suit it’s so flattering… I wish everybody was still weaingr suits like that. It would make shopping for them so much easier! No more awkward moments in fitting rooms in bikinis haha

  40. Ruslana

    August 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Great to see so many South Africans following Scotts amazing street fashion blog . Time for Scott to visit S.A and get some great shots here.

  41. Serena

    August 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Young and beautiful and in love! Magic stuff. Still like that today.

  42. Zelma Johannesburg

    August 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

    After 56 years you both still look gorgeous

  43. dalit

    August 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    love this!

  44. Ashley from The I on Fashion

    August 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I love the authenticity of this photo. Your parents look so genuinely pleasant and happy. I’m glad could share this with everyone.

    The I on Fashion

  45. Chica Cat

    August 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Oooh, fellow-South Africans – wonderful. Hello, hello! Isn’t the Sartorialist just brilliant? Not to mention this particular photo? Thank you for posting it, Scott. It’s wonderful.

  46. Sara Aniano

    August 16, 2011 at 8:06 am

    i agree that scott should come to south africa! i’m american but currently studying at university of cape town and have seen some very sartorialist-worthy outfits. come to cape town !!

  47. Ilka de Laat

    August 16, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Just lovely energy. Gorgeous tailored bathing costume. And LOVE his hair cut. Just sent this picture to my husband for inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  48. NIK

    August 16, 2011 at 10:29 am

    This is such a classic picture. Awesome.

  49. antonio

    August 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    beautiful !!!

  50. Sophie

    August 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

    What a wonderful photo; I love the way that they’ve posed together.

  51. Name*

    August 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Wow! Naturally chic, your parents. Thank you for the picture.

  52. eaton

    August 17, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    love it !

  53. Toni

    August 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    What a great picture! I was born in South Africa, and the beaches there are some of the most beautiful in the world! I swear I have a picture just like this of my parents on a South African beach :)


    August 18, 2011 at 3:36 am

    “Just like the movies told us!” This photograph reminds me of the kind of love you get in the old school movies. The story brings out my deep hidden old romantic side. True love does survive. how LOVELY. Tx

  55. T.C.

    August 19, 2011 at 4:47 am

    they are such a beautiful couple! i love the picture :)

  56. Photographersinindia

    September 1, 2011 at 7:17 am

    awesome picture……………..Great!!

  57. Joel Bangahon

    May 9, 2012 at 12:44 am

    I thought of gathering all the old photos of our family and post it a blog to preserve the quality of the photos and can be used in the future.

  58. Mikhil Saluja

    February 25, 2013 at 2:54 am

    What a photo.. love it . lovely couple in beautiful classic picture.

  59. Soniya

    December 6, 2013 at 4:57 am

    This is nice sharing and example of photography

  60. Pratima

    December 6, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Hello, This is nice sharing and example of photography. Thanks for sharing this

  61. Neeraj Agnihotri

    October 8, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    WOW! This indeed looks very great. It makes me feel nostalgic.

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