Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
People staring at their phones isn't a new phenomena.
I totally agree with Barb. Nice retro.
Congrats on Explore! ⭐ July 30, 2021
Glückwunsch zu Explore !
Congrats on Explore! Thanks for sharing. Added to my gallery "Morning News"
Nice shot 👍 Beautiful light and composition 👍 Well done 👍
Beautiful street photography !
Sehr schönes Foto.
Excel.lent tret en blanc i negre. Felicitacions. 🙋♂️
A wonderful look at a bygone era
Enhorabona per l’explore!
You can see the extra concern with complete attention as given the dire world situation at the time and it all hitting home, but yet so far away, timeless moment captured perfectly
Seen in On board a ship
Congrats on Explore!
Questioning the date "22/10/1940". The nearest gentleman with a newspaper is reading The Sun with the headlines -
"RUMANIA FEARS BRITISH BOMBS
German Invaders Alarmed for Oil-wells
Dictator losing his grip" ... etc
... which happened in The Sun newspaper of Thursday 17 October 1940, five days before.
Read All About It! - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/231198997
All the gents newspapers look uncrumpled and recently purchased; the afternoon edition? The sun is in the west and they are on the ferry home (Neutral Bay / Mosman ?) after a hard day at the office.
Name that ferry!