Gentlemen, Your Wedding Photos Are Ready After 62 Years, Part 2

1957 same-sex wedding Philadelphia
Yesterday, I posted a few photos from 1957 showing a wedding between two unidentified men.

Before we get to the event, let’s look at some of the decor to see if we can find any clues. Whoever snapped these pictures filled out the roll with some shots of a home.

Previously on the L.A. Daily Mirror:

Gentlemen, Your Wedding Photos Are Ready After 62 Years.

1957 same-sex wedding Philadelphia

Here we have a neatly organized desk with a rotary phone (if we could read the number we would know who these fellows are. Alas, not possible). Notice there is a container for pencils, another for letters, a calendar and what appear to be datebooks.

1957 same-sex wedding Philadelphia

Also notice the artwork on the wall.

1957 same-sex wedding Philadelphia

Any guesses as to the artist? The style looks rather distinctive, and the picture may be from when Early American/Colonial decor was in fashion. (In the 1940s and 50s, Early American decor was all the rage. If you lived through that era, you may remember the Colonial-style TV sets and other atrocities). And nicely framed.

To be continued.

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6 Responses to Gentlemen, Your Wedding Photos Are Ready After 62 Years, Part 2

  1. Eve says:

    That could conceivably be my grandmother’s friends Ronnie and Howard, who were together for decades; except, I don’t know their last names. And my grandmother probably would have been invited. Maybe she’s taking the photos?

    (I don’t remember Ronnie or Howard being that good-looking, so it’s probably not them)

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