The button hole makes me think this lady is a wedding guest, but somehow the setting doesn't look right. It looks like the iron railings are to a cemetery, so maybe there is a church beyond those gates, or across the road, and she's early for the (wedding) ceremony.
This looks like a late summer/early autumn photo as the garden has black eyed susans in bloom and plenty of fruit on the tree. The young lady may even be called Susan and she may even be in a walled garden in Reading, but I can't say for sure.
There won't be any reading in the garden here today as in true Bank Holiday style, it's raining, but it's bright in spite of the grey clouds.
This week's theme is 'useful' or 'practical', so I figured with a fairly wide interpretation I could post these Egyptian stamps commemorating the Suez Canal (wiki link ). The one above was issued 26 July 1956 to commemorate the Nationalisation of the Suez Canal.
The next cover is an FDC commemorating 10 years of nationalisation.
The stamp below was issued in 1969 to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Suez Canal.
I'm participating in Viridian's Sunday Stamps, you can visit this week's entries by clicking the icon below.
. . . 1912. 100 years ago today. Unfortunately I can't tell you who these gentlemen are, nor where they are exactly, other than being in the garden of the man in the middle. I have a number of album pages relating to his family, but haven't as yet unearthed the clue to finding who they are.
Looking at this snapshot, were it not for the date, I probably wouldn't have thought it was August based on their attire (although I know suits were the norm) and demeanour.
The 25th August was a Sunday in 1912, and according to The Times (newspaper) they were enjoying a break in the rain,
"Over a large portion of England and Wales the rain which began on Thursday night lasted until after midday on Saturday..... . A gradual improvement in the weather consequently took place, and in the earlier half of yesterday a clear sky was reported in many parts of Great Britain."
The forecast for Monday remained, 'mostly overcast and rainy' and 'temperature below the normal'.
Looking on the bright side, at least it wasn't a Bank Holiday weekend back in 1912.
Typical of many houses built in the years between the wars (1920s/1930s). I zoomed in to full size to see who was at the door and whether they added any information to the scene, but I think all that can be added is that it was a cold day.
Although the bunting and the flag suggest a royal occasion is being celebrated, I'm not sure which one. I think the photo is from the 1930s and so would say the occasion is either the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary, which was on 6th May 1935, or the coronation of George VI which took place on 12th May 1937. Location unknown.
Thanks to Steven for today's photo of 3 young men, names unknown at present, c1910, the photographer is Edgar Draper of Loup City, Nebraska.
I don't think they look like brothers, maybe they were friends who went into the photographer's studio one day. They are certainly very smartly and stylishly dressed with their collars, ties and hats. You feel they have their lives ahead of them and hope that fate was good to them.