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  1. Rebecca

    August 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

    It’s three years since he was demobbed but he’s still drifting and he knows it. As for her, he’ll do until either a better job or a better guy comes along. Right now the hot sun and the smell of popcorn and the raucous shouts of the crowd is enough for both of them. Later, they’ll go dancing and wake with the sour taste of too much whisky and too many cigarettes in their mouths.

    • Wyatt

      August 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Those are my grandparents. They just celebrated their 64th anniversary. The photo was taken on Rockaway Beach in NYC a month after they met.

      • Oh Gosh

        August 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        I liked Rebecca’s story better.

      • Alex Donald

        August 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

        Your grandfather is an incredibly handsome man! Great photograph and lovely to know that they went on to a long and happy relationship (after all, you don’t spend 64 years with someone unless you’re happy!).

      • berenger

        August 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm

        When I saw them I thought ‘she’s not letting go of him!’. To me, her arm stretched back and holding him close in is letting the world know she’s keeping this one… Even though she looks relaxed otherwise. I’m so glad it turns out she did keep him. I’d feel that way too if I were in her shoes!

      • Tomcat

        August 24, 2015 at 1:04 am

        64 years my ass. Do any of you know how to count? It’s been only 37 years since the photo was taken (1978), if -as you say- it’s been taken only a month after they met.

        • VintageLove

          October 22, 2015 at 2:28 pm

          The photo is dated 1948, not 1978…

          • Angie

            January 19, 2018 at 9:03 am

            That’s definitely the 1940′s…………my favorite era.

      • Good Nurse

        December 28, 2017 at 12:59 am

        That’s lovely, Wyatt. Not many people get to celebrate that long marriage, based on their aging alone. What a great love they must share. I’m happy that you still have them.
        It saddens me to see how many comments on photos here build stories based on negative values and unhappiness. Congratulations to you and your grandparents for demonstrating that love is the greater force at play.

      • hhhamburg

        June 20, 2018 at 11:32 am

        Hot grandparents! Sexy and stylish!

    • andreea

      August 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

      i’d love to know the story behind the photo :)

    • Martine

      August 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      Not what I see at all. This is a slick urban couple. Totally committed and comfortable. Just because they are sophisticated and sexy doesn’t mean they are some sort of degenerates. They are both equally gorgeous, and well matched. They do look like they know how to have fun, and smoking and drinking doesn’t seem out of the question, but with friends, and to celebrate life.
      Oh well, I suppose what some people see says more about them then the picture and that explains Ms Rebecca.

  2. FripperyVintage

    August 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Love the vintage photos! This one is great because there is so much going on around them as well.

  3. Uberfett

    August 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Love the vibe in this photo.

  4. AdinaN

    August 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Vintage photos are the best!

  5. Opposite Lipstick

    August 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

  6. lindy702

    August 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    ..wonderful style…’smokin’….

  7. Nico

    August 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Cool hair for him, cool bikini for her!

  8. Jean Tom

    August 10, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Reminds me of the early cigarette ads : “Take a puff, it’s Springtime”

  9. Berends

    August 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

    1948, three years after the War . Look at the background .
    Is it the South of France (Nice)? Maybe the USA.
    Smoking was “healthy” then.

  10. Christina

    August 10, 2013 at 10:52 am

    The vibe, the location, the fashion. I love it all.

  11. Rachelle

    August 10, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Love these vintage shots.


  12. Simbarashe

    August 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    The bikini bottom is totally cool.

  13. Devine

    August 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Looks like a young and better looking Nicholas Cage!

    • mrpinkcat

      August 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Thought the same, just missing a snake skin jacket. Also think she looks like Barbara Stanwyk……… :) Cool pic.

      • Wendy Carlos Williams

        August 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

        Yes! For a second, I thought she WAS Barabara Stanwyck with a movie star I couldn’t identify.

    • Georgina

      August 13, 2013 at 5:30 am

      I thought that! Very like Nicholas Cage. Fantastic photo.

  14. Fashion Snag

    August 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  15. Denisa

    August 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I really like ics like that. I would like to see more. xa

  16. The Fashion Fraction

    August 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    so much in love with this vintage photo

  17. Cristina

    August 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I love these vintage photos, they have the power to make me feel nostalgic about times I did not live!

  18. anonymous

    August 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Did people seem much more alive then?

    • Chris

      August 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      It certainly seems like it, right? It also seems, they were more stylish or at least put more effort into their look, which is odd, because they probably had less resources than we nowadays have.

      • Martine

        August 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        They had more money then we do as far as disposable income goes. They also worked fewer hours, and were able to do the one income family and still provide more then we do now. So they had it easier.

  19. H.O

    August 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I like it.

  20. Gazelle

    August 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    What a beautiful photo…

  21. [email protected], INC.

    August 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Something very sexy going on here. You can feel their heat 65 years later.

  22. Liz Costa

    August 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    It’s Rockaway Beach in NY.

  23. Marietta

    August 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Tells a tale perfectly!


  24. Rachel Leona

    August 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Love vintage photos-and that man is very nice-looking!!

  25. *sP

    August 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    super race photo for the time, no? the physical contact, the size of the suits, her smoking… that it looks sexy now means it must have been very, very racy for the time.

    it’s so easy for us to forget that the old people we see now used to be young once too – and broke rules, had sex, drank, and partied before they had families and children and jobs and obligations.

  26. aga's suitcase

    August 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    They are so fabolous

  27. Pink Elephant

    August 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Absolutely frame-worthy! Everyone was so put together back then, great picture!

  28. Anna

    August 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    What a gem, adore the high waisted bikini bottoms!

  29. westcoasttiger

    August 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Trends may come and go (e.g., smoking, for one) but fitness is fashion.

  30. Kimberly Turner

    August 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Amazing photo! So sexy…so much there. I love it.

  31. Jen

    August 10, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Perfect summery shot! Such a handsome fellow :)

  32. richie

    August 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    He’s a player!

  33. gigi

    August 11, 2013 at 12:02 am

    They were more put together,I have pictures of my folks and people in my husband’s family ,they got dressed up to movies and bowling ,heels the whole nine yards.No one left the house in pajamas &slippers like now.

  34. Annie

    August 11, 2013 at 1:08 am

    this picture is fantastic!

  35. Tracey

    August 11, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Oooh those two look like trouble!

  36. Katie

    August 11, 2013 at 4:11 am

    This photo is just gorgeous. What a sexy pair.

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  37. Alice

    August 11, 2013 at 5:36 am

    Please can we have a vintage photo a day? Or maybe another blog just for them. They’re amazing.

  38. kingesquivel

    August 11, 2013 at 5:58 am

    The photographer should have caught her at a better moment than this.

    • Smartypants

      August 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm


  39. Théa Unknown

    August 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

  40. Simone

    August 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Lovely! Even Instagram (and every other photo app) can’t top a real vintage photo.

  41. Nini piccola

    August 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Scott, in the past your vintage photos had brief descriptions of the people represented and the possible location, however your latest posts do not. Do you not have them for these? It makes it so interesting to speculate when we at least have the country of origin etc.

    • danny

      August 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Whelp, I’ve got brief description and location for you: This was in Rockaway beach. They’re both native NYers; before they got together, she was a child beauty queen and he did a brief stint in the navy. They’re still happily married and have a handful of grandkids (one of which is me).

  42. Dora

    August 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I wonder if he knew how handsome he was.


    August 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    The photo is of my parents. It was taken just weeks after they met in the summer of 1949. Location is The Rockaways. They married a year later and are STILL happily married. My handsome dad is now 86. My beautiful mom will turn 88 this December. There are many more photos of them from that era. They are still a fabulous couple!

  44. Lindsey

    August 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    great vintage photo! love the high waisted bikini

  45. CBC

    August 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    she looks like a tough Giulietta Masina and he is a gigolo from a Fellini…film

  46. Albertine, NYC

    August 11, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    An amazing couple brimming with life who manages to be effortlessly so stylish, so hip, so cool, so in love… From what their grandkids and daughter have commented here they have been married (happily I hope) for 64 years now.

    Sadly a wonderful species in via of extinction!

  47. barbara

    August 11, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Dora, he is my father and my two sisters and I agree that he did not realize how handsome he was (and still is). He takes his beauty lightly and happily, and he’s delighted we’re all so proud of him and my beautiful mother.

    • mrpinkcat

      August 12, 2013 at 9:54 am

      A beautiful couple Barbara. Only just saw your name…… But as soon I saw the lady in the photo I thought Barbara Stanwyk.

  48. Kasia

    August 12, 2013 at 3:40 am

    great photo and what a man :-)
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  49. ingrid

    August 12, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Don Draper :-)

  50. Ludivine

    August 12, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Very Sexy!
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  51. LesFleurs

    August 12, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Something tells me that swimsuit never got wet. What a lovely photograph.


    August 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

    To imagine the moment this was taken- what happened just before and what happened just after.
    Vintage photos subtly reveal history
    oh and that man looks gorgeous

  53. Bruno Constantino

    August 12, 2013 at 6:35 pm

  54. Tat

    August 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    He reminds me a little of Nicholas Cage in this photograph.

    Very of and in the moment photograph.

  55. Ari

    August 13, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Back when smoking was cool….

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  56. Isa

    August 14, 2013 at 7:35 am

    There’s something very actual in this pic ! Perhaps the ways they smoke …


  57. Martine

    August 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Very sexy couple. Love the high waisted bottoms, the high cheekbones, and the totally comfortable way they are all over each other without being childish . Gotta dig that 40′sshaped hair too. Makes me wish i lived in a Noir movie.

  58. alessia

    August 18, 2013 at 5:37 am



  59. abiti da cerimonia

    August 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    wow, always vintage photos!

  60. Horizon

    August 24, 2013 at 10:40 am

    What a women, what a man, what a sexy and stylish couple!

  61. Brian

    April 5, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I LOVE this photo

  62. Mike

    September 8, 2016 at 3:41 am

    This photo is doctored. An extra arm is stuck to his head.

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