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I'm going to guess this is 1956 judging from the packet of negatives it was with that seem to date from that year. I don't know who these people are but at first I thought the lady was going to dance but she's probably leaving due to her holding a purse. Look at the awesome tie the guy in the corner has. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.