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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE CHICAGO, c. 1950s

Drinking Buddies: 1955

Drinking Buddies: 1955

From the mid-1950s, somewhere in the U.S. of A., come these two boys arguing about who's hotter. Feel free to improvise your own caption in the Comments. 4x5 negative from the holdings of various newspaper morgues. View full size.

 

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Which Newspaper?

Based on the Chicago mention, I'm going to guess the location of the picture as Fort Sheridan, but would love to know the newspaper it came from.

Hawt!

I'm a straight guy, but I would have to say they are both pretty hot! The guy on the right wins by a jaw line.

Misnomers

The guy on the left looks closer to 40 than 20; not a 'boy'. And the other one is maybe in his mid-late 20s.

The one on the right is hotter

His eyes are the dead giveaway to me.

The evidence reveals it's NOT military

There is no US military base where the viewer would see bottle caps and other trash thrown on the ground and ignored by any First Sergeant looking to keep the Snuffies busy. This is strictly civilian.

Pvt. Denim

When were Levi's jeans official issue?

It's a goldmine, I tell ya!

"Oh come on now. That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard. Nobody is gonna buy water in a bottle."

Tres hombres

As a heterosexual man, I mostly just notice the interesting quartersawn oak water barrel with two options for dispensing (ladle and spigot), and that there are THREE guys in the photo.

RE: Military

I think acetboy has it right. The building behind them is a classic WWII wood structure that was typical on military installations right into the 80's. Throw in the haircuts and the military web belt the guy on the right is wearing, and I'd say they gotta be GIs. Probably on detail too, since they are stripped down for hot outside work. Sometimes peeling potatoes in the mess hall ain't so bad!

Daddy!

Those two REALLY look like father and son to me.

Oh, they're hot alright

Military?

Abercrombie meets Fitch

"See you at the mall in about 50 years."

Bromance

Before the term was invented or someone decided it was cool.

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