Young man in a bathing suit next to a car

By: usermattw

Apr 24 2019

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Category: Men


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What it is:

Photo measuring 2.75 x 4.5 inches.  Mounting traces on the back from having previously been mounted in a photo album.


What I know about it:

No information.



We’ve been having unseasonably warm weather for the past few days where I live, which put me in the mood to post a photo like this.  It wasn’t until I looked at the enlarged photo that I noticed an arrangement of about five flags (they look like American flags) mounted on the hood.  Are the flags there for a special occasion, like the Fourth of July, or are they there normally?  Is this even his car?  I tried to read the license plate to get a better sense of time and place, but I wasn’t successful.

4 comments on “Young man in a bathing suit next to a car”

  1. And what is that structure in the background? I am so curious! I love his wink, though.

    • I was guessing it’s some sort of shed, or maybe fencing, but it’s hard to tell. I’m also guessing he’s just squinting in the sunlight, but I love the idea that he’s winking at the camera.

  2. I think the flags are there due to the car belongs to a dignitary. Or, maybe the owner is very patriotic. I’d put the picture in 1920’s due to the guy’s bathing suit. To answer harriedcostumer’s question, I can’t tell what the structure is. It could be anything. It also could be a few yards away, or a few miles. Hard to tell with the resolution of the picture. I was intrigued with the further background. Looks like the picture was taken on a hill, overlooking a body of water, with more hills farther away.

    • I was guessing it was a display of patriotism. Maybe it’s the Fourth of July. Maybe the car was being driven in a parade. Or maybe such displays were more common then. Or maybe it’s a dignitary, I don’t really know. I agree with your guess of the 1920s.

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