This stunning photograph by Ruth Orkin, of a tall American woman walking down a street in Florence in the early 1950s, is one of the better known photographs of the 20th century. If you’ve never seen it before, you have to agree it’s a work of art, one that generated controversy for the obscene gesture of the man on the left. The photographer, an American named Ruth Orkin, shot the photograph of this American, one Ninalee Craig, one fine day in Florence. The two met each other when they were traveling, separately and on their own, an unusual thing for young women to do at that time. Orkin thought it would be fine to spend the day shooting pictures of the statuaesque Craig. In addition to the street corner moment, she took pictures of Craig in cafes and in a sports car. (See below.) Some people wondered if the American […]
The trip was FANTASTIC!
The hotels were great; most notably the Park Hotel Villa Carpenada in Belluno and La Canonica di Cortine in Tuscany. Tuscany was incredible and I am trying to bribe a girl friend to go back with me so I can have more time there and do the "girl" things like shopping and wine tours! We also...
Maryanne & Jeffrey Fiedler (Newtown, PA)
Customized Vacation, September 2012