Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vintage Photo

Gijon, Spain, summer 1950. A photographer used to shoot there. Then, if you were interested, you could go after a few days to the studio and buy the picture.


- Cristina


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  1. Laura

    September 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

  2. scottj31

    September 1, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Whoa DaddyO! Cannot tell for sure but it looks like one of the gentlemen is not wearing socks!

  3. Puje LK

    September 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

  4. Sheri

    September 1, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful! Love the vintage photos!

  5. Stills

    September 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Her dress is beautiful!

  6. Trend Team

    September 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Although the minute-by-minute documenting of our daily lives can sometimes feel a bit much, in some ways it’s a shame there aren’t more every day snapshots like this of the days gone by.

  7. what a great style they had at that days! beautiful!

  8. Shireen Hand

    September 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I agree with the comment from Trendstop above. Beautiful photo.

    Endometriosis my life with you

  9. Simbarashe

    September 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    The suit with the wide-leg trouser needs to come back.

  10. Sevan

    September 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    This photo is worthy of being in the best fashion magazine.
    I love everything from the men suits to the lady’s dress : simple, elegant, classy.

  11. Millie Cotton

    September 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Amazing vintage photo. There something so special about old photos that you just don’t see these days.

    It’s a LDN Thing

  12. Ayla

    September 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    i like how the woman is clinging to the man on the left and seems to be much closer to the man on the right

    • Patrick

      September 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      This should have been one of the photos in the short story contest.

    • Tom

      September 3, 2012 at 11:54 am

      There’s a story here.

    • Cristina

      September 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Hi Ayla, I like your way of looking at it. She is my mother, and the gentleman on the right (on her left) is her boyfriend (today, her husband, my father). And the gentleman on the left (on her right) is her brother (my uncle Luis).

  13. The Faces Box

    September 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Elegants, despite the country’s political difficulties…

    • V√≠ctor

      September 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Well, knowing perfectly the country and been almost sure the family man in the left belongs to, I can assure you they were not a part of those who suffered the dificulties…

  14. Víctor

    September 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Wow, Scott!

    Gij√≥n in my hometown and that street is some three hundred meters of my parent’s.


    • Suzy

      September 2, 2012 at 12:39 am

      i’ve always dreamed of my hometown showing up in one of these blogs… which will never happen (tiny non-touristy town in a tiny county)

      • V√≠ctor

        September 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        So I thought, as Gijón is a lower than 300.000 people and in the top north of Spain.

        Straight out the boondocks as for The Sartorialist, but as you can see…

        • Monica

          September 4, 2012 at 5:30 am

          It’s my hometown too and I recognized the place inmediatly, before seeing the capture. I’ve been surprised.

          • V√≠ctor

            September 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

            Lots of people from Gij√≥n in this page. It’s obvious we’re stylish :-)

  15. Wildflower

    September 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    What a great pic! Such elegance, what a great era for fashion. Thank you for sharing! I love that the backdrop is Spain!

  16. Patrick

    September 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    The gentleman on the left is wearing the suit I want but can’t find:
    peaked lapel with a low gorge and a pinched-waisted jacket. 80′s Armani power suit but closer cut and without the exaggerated shoulders.

  17. Sofia

    September 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Great vintage photo!

  18. African Fashion

    September 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Beautiful photo. So telling of the time.

  19. Elaine

    September 1, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Lovely, romatic, and crisp! Gracias!

  20. ETC...

    September 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Very cool photo!


  21. Dancing in the Rain

    September 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Are we still allowed to submit vintage photos?

  22. Diana

    September 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    The Sartorialist of the times??? Love the organic nature and movement in the picture! And of course, the style!

  23. Suzy

    September 2, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I am so amused by the fact that this industry (those people with the cameras at touristy spots telling everyone in your group to get together) went all the way back to the 50s and still exists today!!! =D

  24. Irene's closet

    September 2, 2012 at 4:08 am

    i love those vintage photos!

  25. Eleonora C

    September 2, 2012 at 4:24 am

    I love this series of vintage photos! Thanks for sharing!


    September 2, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Vintage will never go out of fashion but fashion will.

    Julian Sudre

  27. TFB

    September 2, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I love vintage photos, they are so cool and fun to look back at!

  28. Michelle Lee

    September 2, 2012 at 5:42 am

  29. Countess Claire

    September 2, 2012 at 5:54 am

    They look so elegant! Her hairstyle is beautiful!

  30. miss k

    September 2, 2012 at 7:19 am

    everything looks more stylish in black & white

  31. CBC

    September 2, 2012 at 8:35 am

    lovely afternoon paser….but remember this was a time on Franco

    • V√≠ctor

      September 4, 2012 at 8:25 am

      I’m afraid many people is wrong about Franco.

      The after-war period was bloody and economically hard, but in the 50′s, 60′s and first 70′s untill the arrive of oil crisis, the country was rich peaceful and plenty of work.

      And while not speaking about politics and explicit sex, the civil freedom was total.

  32. Luna

    September 2, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Alyssa, please! oh my God! Post my parent’s photo!
    Many thanks : )

  33. Soy mi Personal Shopper

    September 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Y le doy vueltas a la foto y no consigo localizar el sitio de Gij√≥n donde, en su d√≠a, fue tomada. Y me fastidia porque soy de Gij√≥n, Asturias, Espa√Īa, y a la vez, me causa gran emoci√≥n encontrar en The Sartorialist, una foto de mi ciudad, pero, ¬°qui√©n me lo iba a decir a mi que en este fant√°stico blog al que sigo desde hace mucho tiempo, me iba a encontrar con semejante regalo! Un saludo

    • V√≠ctor

      September 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Hombre… ¬Ņno te parece que es la calle Jovellanos a la altura el N√°utico?

      Fíjate, lo de más atrás es el Parchís y lo de la izquierda, la heladería. Si no me equivoco, vaya.

      Si tienes especial interés, le pregunto a mi madre -yo en esa época no estaba vivo- y te dice el lugar y el nombre y apellidos de los figurantes. Seguro.

  34. Taylor Ryan

    September 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I love gijon! I was just there! I love when you post vintage pictures!

  35. tiffany

    September 3, 2012 at 1:16 am

    i like her knowing smile best of all.

  36. Ty Walter

    September 3, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Wow! This is one of my most admirable vintage pics I really esteem for sure. So beautiful and smiling looks alone can tell how elegant they are. keep it up!

  37. Vicki Fields

    September 3, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Despite the political yups and downs you guys are still looking good and l agree with you that the vintage photos will never go out of fashion. I love what the lady is putting on real cool and up to date.

  38. Stacey Sweeney

    September 3, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Fashion is taking a new shape and daily we see a different turn in it, l love what l am seeing pretty cool. It is good to at least do something extra ordinary despite the pressures you are under, it will do you some good if you take a break.

  39. Laura

    September 3, 2012 at 7:49 am

    wow! I live 10 minutes far from there. What a coincidence! The world is so small.

    Beautiful shot.


  40. Ashley

    September 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Her hands had deep wrinkles, a daily reminder of her age, but her manicured nails were short and neat as she glided them over the photographs. She really did not feel all her 78 years but New York had always made her feel young. She could still feel the crisp air kissing her cheek and welcoming her to the city on that winter day in 1950. As she sifts through the photographs, a distressed corner catches her eye. A moment, memories flood her mind and her eyes. Gijon. Home. Walking down the street in the warm late summer sun and a street photographer stops to take their picture. In this moment, she is thankful she walked back to the studio to purchase the photo and wonders if her young self could have ever imagined sitting at this table, so far from home for so long, so full of memories.

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  41. Gelu

    September 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Soy de Gij√≥n y me he llevado una alegr√≠a al ver a mi ciudad en este maravilloso Blog !!. Un saludo a todos los que hab√©is opinado de la ciudad….. tampoco se donde es, por mas vueltas que le doy !!

  42. Meg

    September 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    You know what i love about all these vintage photos is that not one single one of them is wearing lycra about town. I’m not sure when exactly it became acceptable to wear exercise clothes for everything, irrespective if you are actually working out (I’ve even seen faded yoga pants, sweat jacket and high heels!!). It seems in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, lycra is the new Prada and sneakers the new Louboutins… without being crass sometimes it really is more information than necessary, for the general public to see. Is this just a Sydney thing?.. It makes me wonder why all these people with money buy designer clothes if they cant be bothered to wear them. Bring back the good old days when people had pride in their appearance and took care to look the best they could.

  43. Tammara Shelley

    September 4, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Wow! I love the trio. They look really great. N ice job… @ sartorialist.

  44. Bobbie Hurst

    September 4, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I love the white dress. It looks great and elegant. And the gents… they are just wow!

  45. Allie Shultz

    September 4, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Such a classic vintage photo. A great example of style from back in the day.

  46. eugene

    September 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    they used to do the same thing in downtown san antonio tx. houston street

  47. Cristina

    September 5, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Hello, this is a picture of my mother, who is going for a walk with my father, on her left, and my uncle Luis, on her right.
    Today, after 62 years, they are a little bit older but still look great.
    People from Gij√≥n: yes, it’s calle Jovellanos and el Nautico. They come from el parch√≠s and they seem to go to la Escalerona.
    Thanks to The Sartorialist and thanks all of you for your comments.

    • V√≠ctor

      September 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

      Hi there, Cristina:

      Thank you for your answer. Yes, that’s the location I thought.

      Several of that buildings still remains in place.

      By the way, is the gent on the left of the pic one of the Arias de Velasco as I think? That case, a part of your family were my neighbours.

      World is so little…

      Best regards.

  48. Matilde

    September 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Cuando vi la foto inmediatamente pense, es Espa√Īa, no se que fue pero me hizo pensar en las fotos de mi madre con su mejor ropa para casarse en una iglesia de campo en la costa gallega.

  49. mabel

    September 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    ¬° Hola, Tere !. ¬° Est√°s preciosa , y muy bien acompa√Īada !

  50. **

    October 20, 2012 at 8:37 am

    omg so glad to see my small city in this big blog with this beautiful photo¬°¬°

  51. kathleen

    December 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    When I traveld to Europe for the first time with my family in 1969, my father worn a suit, for sightseeeing with five children, everyday of our month long trip. This is a bygone era. What a special one it was.

  52. bautizos en Asturias

    July 30, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Has dado en el punto con este articulo , realmente creo que esta web tiene mucho que decir en estos temas . Volveré pronto a vuestro sitio para leer mucho más , gracias por esta información .

  53. Kashmir Holidays

    February 8, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    two men with an extremely beautiful women

  54. Shimla Hostels

    June 26, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Fashion is taking a new shape and daily we see a different turn in it, l love what l am seeing pretty cool. It is good to at least do something extraordinary despite the pressures you are under, it will do you some good if you take a break.

  55. Gau Teddy

    June 27, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Thanks for share , look like Hong Kong 1890

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