Originally posted by Imagewerx
From the video interviews with Jim we can see that he isn't very tall,I'd guess about 5ft 7in (ish),and the photo of the couple looking at Jim's new
camera shows here to be a few inches shorter than he is,so she certainly was less than the average size for a full grown adult.But yes I do agree the
person does look vaguely child like,but Googling girls and womens dresses for that year shows that both were VERY similar in a lot of cases.
A camera of the age wouldn't have had zoom,but would have been fixed focus.The normal or "prime" lens for that type of camera to be fitted with when
new would have been a 50mm,which gives life size reproduction meaning it is neither wide angle nor long focus.
I'm still adamant that the "spaceman" is the exact same person shown next to the daughter in the other photo,but I'm willing to agree that it MIGHT
not be the wife.But no matter what it is,it most definitely isn't a man wearing a space suit.
Sadly Jim died last year,so if there ever where any other photos taken that day that did come out we'll probably never see them.
4-11-2012 by Imagewerx because: (no reason given)
Yes I agree, its not a "Spaceman"
Im Still not convinced the person in the blue dress is the wife. Particularly if the other picture of the husband and wife looking at the camera was
take around the same time period, which Im guessing it was.
To start with the hair is wrong, the Girl bending over has brown straight hair, the wife has dark wavy hair.
The wife appears to be mid 30s to 40ish years old (they all looked older then).....and is showing typical sagging jowls, double chin and bits drooping
on her face, I would think that she would have, what was called, bingo wings....flabby skin and fat that hangs from her upper arms. Many women even in
their 20s exhibit this, but mostly in their 30s-40+yos.
The Girl in the blue dress does not exhibit any sign of "Bingo Wings", in fact her forearm width is similar to that of the 5 yo daughter...not a 30-40
mother of the 1960s. In fact to me, a 30-40 yo woman at that time period would probably have some difficulty in getting on their knees and bending
forward on one hand.....not a normal "Motherly" pose to take a picture of. Tho some women still use to get on their hands and knees to scrub the floor
in those days....so it is possible. Its still looks like 2 girls playing to me.
Of course we can only go by the description given at the time, but to me, there were other people at the same place at the same time, that have not
been mentioned in the original story, for whatever reason we will never know.
Has the wife Actually stated that she is the person (girl) in the blue dress at any time?
I was 5 in 1964 too, I remember how people dressed, and yes, gay summer fabrics were the norm, for the younger set. ( note.gay used in correct
edit on 4-11-2012 by gort51 because: (no reason given)