Man with argyle socks, 1955

By: usermattw

May 04 2014

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Category: Men


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What it is:

Photo measuring 3.5 x 3.5 inches.   Traces of adhesive on the back show that it had been mounted into a photo album.


What I know about it:

Written on the back in black pen is 6-55 / Serious mood?



I had a pleasant surprise last week when my friend Christine [harriedcostumer] gave me a belated birthday gift of a bundle of old photos!  They are mostly snapshots from the 1950s, and they seem to show some of the same people.  I think this guy appears more than once, though he isn’t identified.  What I love about this one is that for such an amateur photo, it gives the impression of careful composition, almost like somebody was trying to create a portrait.  But it’s such an odd angle!  The photographer is down on the floor, and has managed to showcase the man’s feet almost as much as his face.  Still, it’s a nice photo, and it’s fun to inspect all the period detail.


2 comments on “Man with argyle socks, 1955”

  1. May be it was a young photographer just practicing on dad?

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