The painting, “Bus Stop” by Earl Moran, is from 1946, so I think this posed photo was taken then, or shortly after. Norma Jeane Dougherty, as Marilyn Monroe was called at this time, posed for Moran in several sessions between 1946 and 1950, usually for photos that Moran would use to paint from. 12 more words
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Every instance of this photo I’ve found on the internet has it as London in the late 1930s, but I think that’s wrong. The K6 telephone kiosk, shown here being installed, was introduced in 1936 but, as far as I can tell, the installation trailer being used is the one that was introduced in 1953. 25 more words
Arthur Stanley Jefferson. better known to the world as Stan Laurel, in character for a solo film role without his famous comedy partner Oliver Hardy. I’m not sure of the date of this one, but I think it’s around 1927, which would mean it was around the time the two men first met.
Original B&W photo.