Saturday, April 22, 2017
Look who I found. I went back to the antique store and found another picture of the shoes off, shoes on lady. (Navigate back a few posts or click on shoe lady in labels. I suspect I might find even more of her if I have the time to go through the photo bin, and if not...) Anyway, different dress, different pose, but it sure looks like the same shoes.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Stamped on the back, "MISSION PHOTO SERVICE, 278 Franklin Street, Phone 3571, Monterey, California." And it's dated, "9/15/41."
The Monterey of today is a town of millionaires, and probably a few billionaires as well. It's tourists visiting the aquarium and shopping and high end boutiques. In 1941 Monterey was a working class fishing town, the Monterey of Steinbeck's Cannery Row.
It's hard to know what this gathering was about. There's a screen and a 16mm movie projector in the background, so they must have been there to watch a film. The suit wearers have a banker vibe, while the open collar types could be captains in the fishing fleets. But why were they all gathered to watch a movie? I wish I knew.