Portrait of a woman on a bench in about 1960

A portrait of a woman sitting on a bench taken sometime in the early 1960s.

I don’t know the exact location of this picture, but the Palm Tree behind¬†the subject suggests this was a warm location, possibly the south of France, since some other pictures in this set have been in Monte-Carlo.

The woman is sitting on a bench in the sunlight and is holding a pair of sunglasses in her hands. When I zoom in, I can see that she is actually wearing glasses, so I assume the sunglasses belong to the person taking her picture, or they may be clip on sunglasses which she has removed. I also notice that on the bench next to her is a square leather camera case which was presumably from the camera taking this picture. That would seem to fit quite nicely because the case is for a Twin Lens Reflex, which would be a medium format camera and this picture is taken on medium format film.

I’ve dated the picture based on other images in the set, and on the clothes the woman is wearing which certainly seem to fit with the late 1950s to early 1960s.

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