Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sepia Scenes - Seaside Style

Sepia Scenes and the past seem so natural to me - I reminisce, which is usual for me. And why not my namesake, that being Steubenville’s own Ralph, a.k.a. Grandpa?

He lived in the Ohio steeltown, but craved relaxing on the beaches of New Jersey every summer. The cottage was in Brigantine, playtime in nearby Atlantic City. I believe the year is 1961 on an overcast and misty summer day. Grandpa worked hard, so vacationing on or around the soft, sepia shore sand of South Jersey. Not to mention the favorite NJ treat, Taylor Pork Roll sandwiches (a tasty memory :)

He always looked stylish even at play. The shirt is monogramed with his initials, the slacks pleated just so, and his hair held down with Vitalis hair tonic. A classic style of relaxing...See more sepia at Mary’s meme!

11 comments:

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

That's such a great shot! He looks so relaxed and happy!

Annie said...

Niiice, Ralph. Grandpa was styling the era. So recognizable.

The old Atlantic City Boardwalk is so identifiable, even for those who never saw it. It's sort of like seeing the Santa Monica Pier in California. When you see it, you just know what you are looking at.

I know Atlantic City has changed a lot. Do you know if any semblence of the old boardwalk still exists?

Hah! Verification word is "Chess".

Kramer said...

I like his style. back when a personal style meant something...

anemonen said...

Great shot Ralph. Fine deep in the photo.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

What a handsome and charming man! The picture is a very nice time documentation. I would like to stroll by the beach a sunny day :)
Have a great day Ralph!

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Gunsside said...

What a great shot, of a classic man. How nice to look back with you ;))

Patti said...

Nice photo of your stylish grandfather, Ralphie!

Lisa said...

Great shoot of a relaxed and handsome man.

Marie said...

Handsome and looks realy relaxed. A lovely post Ralph. Thank´s for your comment.

Y. Ikeda said...

He looks so cool with a great smile and I like the buildings at that time.
Thanks for sharing!

Lui said...

A treasured pic!