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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

And Away We Go: 1956

And Away We Go: 1956

"Homcy Wedding. Oct. 21, 1956." Found 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Series Seventy-Five

Their chariot is a Cadillac. Either the Series 75 sedan or Series 75 limousine. Model year 1954, to judge by the biscuit-and-button tufts.

Proper formal attire

I like that he is wearing striped pants, which is the proper formal attire for daytime, instead of a tuxedo, which is common for weddings these days but which should only be worn after 6.

 
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