I absolutely love the cheesiness of their backdrop, not to mention their styles! I want a blazer like his to sport around, and her little lace number too! I am completely obsessed with the vintage photo contest. It's genius!
Beautiful people, beautiful generation. My grandmother lived to be 91 and I never saw her in pants. I recently unearthed some old photos of camping in California, circa 1960. Grandma was in pants, next to tent. Very sweet to see.
People seem to have a lot of crossed wires going on here: It's not Scott's grandfather, it's a photo competition, people send in their photos, get it? And it doesn't look anything like Scott, as far as I can tell. How precious! I would also like to know if this is 'your' grandfather, whoever sent this in….
I am so confused..I feel Scott looks like this gentleman,but the guy's comment above makes me think I am way off. Scott, please set the record straight ……..Are they your grandparents? They look super anyway, but still think you look so much alike!!!
Thank-you so much for posting this. I have a similar photo of my grandmother taken at a similar time in her life. I'd completely forgotten about it, but your photo reminded me & brought back so many lovely memories of pouring over the family albumns as a child.
Oh, I heart this photo. I just adore vintage, and I love that it was taken at such an important and beautiful moment in her life – captured forever and now being celebrated here. You Granny Nola sounds like she had real style :)
That is such a precious image and a very handsome couple. I like the comment especially about never seeing your Grandmother wearing trousers. Only tonight I bagged up my last two pair of denims which have been gathering dust balls and will never ever wear a pair of jeans again. For me, they lapsed into the no-wear zone a few years back. Definitely an age thing for me, and I cringe when I see women about my age or over wearing them. Not sure why it bothers me but it does. It will (almost) be frocks only from here on in my wardrobe.
No that I think about it, I don't think my father's mother wore pants either. Real men wore hats outdoors and hatless in doors. Those seemed to be very civilized times.She lived to be 90 before she died. My grandfather did not last long after that. They were a pair.
I really love vintage pictures, In my home, I've found many of my family's pictures since 1870 to 1950, and ive appreciated very much those period pieces… If u want u can see somebody some on my blog, that exactly celebrate, the style of another age. Thank u so much and see u soon! http://www.daddysneatness.blogspot.com
Such a lovely picture, romantic but… so real at the same time! It's as if they are quite literally staring into the future ahead of them. How easily we forget when we see our elders that one day they were young and in love!
For those who haven't been on the site for a while… Scott ran a vintage photo contest recently. These are photos sent in by his readers (usually old family photos).
Agnes – The original Luna Park was at Coney Island in Brooklyn. It closed down in the 1940s but spawned many other Luna Parks all over the world… Australia has two; Melbourne (since 1912) and Sydney (on-and-off since 1935). There used to be two others in Queensland and SA but they closed down.
This loving couple were getting engaged, in their late teens, in the middle of the Great Depression, which hit Australia very hard. Unemployment in 1921 was over 20%. It's lovely and amazing to see such hopefulness in them in the face of that. Perhaps it also explains why a grown man was wearing a school blazer.
Wow. I can't believe I stumbled upon this blog. The picture is of my grandparents. I am so pleased to see so many nice comments. Thanks for really making my day! Thanks Tani if you see this I assume it must be you who loaded the pic up.