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Sunday, January 25, 2015

More Black and White Photos

If you have read this blog before you know that I am a fan of black and white photos.  Especially from the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's.   Here are a few more photos have recently found on the Internet. I don't know who took these photos but I like them.

A romantic sophisticated night on the town. This is a woman that would be fun to take out for cocktails at New York's Rainbow Room or San Francisco's Redwood Room.You don't see many capes these days.

I like her shoes. I am a shoe guy.  I like to pick out shoes for the Lovely Sharon and for myself. Just in case you wonder, I wear men's shoes.  The woman on our right looks angry as she watches the woman in the sunglasses walk by.

 From the movie "La Dolce Vita".  This is Anita Ekberg  who recently died.  What a bombshell.  In the old days, people even got dressed up to frolic in public fountains.

These days you never see women get all dressed up to go on a bike ride.  Now women and men put on uniforms that makes everyone look as though they are riding in the Tour La France. These ladies look like they are having fun. I wonder if this is Paris- Tuileries Gardens?

I have no clue what this is - Dead, Asleep, Passed Out- who knows. The room is cluttered and there is a man's coat in the background. On the far right is a foot pedal sewing machine.

The swim suits from the old days were just as sexy as today's thongs.

Might be a group of college kids on break from class enjoying a sunny day. Two of the girls have tennis rackets.

It was nice when people dressed up.  I member when I was a boy and went to down town Salt Lake with my mother and sister.  We all got dressed up.  We generally ate lunch at Auerbachs Department Store.  I always ordered fish and chips.   Sadly, Auerbach's has been gone for many years.  I am also a fan of hats for men and women.  I have 7 or 8 nice fedora's.  The Lovely Sharon looks great in hats.  I wish she would wear them more often.

More Hats

More hats.  Each woman is crossing her legs the same way

People gossiped, even in yesteryear.

I am thankful that today men wear longer swimsuits

Now that's a flannel suit.

I hope you enjoyed these photos as much as I do. I will find some more black and white photos and post them soon.

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