Alan from Sepia Saturday says:
Ever since photography was knee high to a grasshopper, the suit has been the be-all and end-all of masculine fashion. And our theme image for Sepia Saturday 216 (post your posts on or around Saturday 22 February) celebrates the suit : or rather three suits, or rather three three-piece suits. And for good measure there are three wonderful hats as well (why is it that the drab suit has stood the test of time whilst the far more practical and visually expressive hat has not?). If you don't like suits and hats you can always focus on the group of three. Or you can hunt out any other potential prompt within this picture by that old Sepia Saturday favourite Sam Hood (1872-1953) which features in the Australian National Maritime Museum collection on Flickr Commons.
I think I have just about drained my resources of photos from my family collection of men in suits but here are some more (I don't think I've used these before....forgive me if I have done so).
Now all I have to go on is the back of the photo which has, in my mother's handwriting "Jack Casey"....I imagine it is from my grandfather's collection - that is, my maternal grandfather - Tom McLoughlin - although I don't think he is in the photo. I'm not sure which person is Jack Casey - the person on the left or the person on the right. Most frustrating. A search of Trove suggests that Jack Casey in the 1920s was a bit of a sculler and participated in the World Championships. I'm not really a sporting person, so there may be others who can fill in the blanks here. Check out this article here on Trove for a fairly detailed description of Jack's age and physique. So, there you are. Not three men in suits and hats...just two.
|Barbara McLoughlin and the Wingfields on an excursion c. 1945|
But let's have a look at what I found on Picture Queensland...that's always a lot of fun.
|Railway workers strike near Central Railway Station, Brisbane, St. Patrick's Day, 1948|
|Max Porter, Wondai|
|Radke family portrait, ca.1920-1930|
There's a story here to be sure....
|Gibson Brothers c. 1940|
Still hungry for more?
|Fredrick Roy Noon|
So am I, but it is dinner time and Caspar is dishing up, so you'll have to come back next week....or mosey on over to Sepia Saturday and see what else is on the menu.