Question on Ron Day Vo photograph #photographs


murphy8@...
 

Thanks so much to the many people who have responded!  So many great ideas! Definitely a take-off "rendezvous" as many of you have suggested. I do think that this is from the 1920's, possibly  at a gathering place for some kind of sport or possibly a food venue given the clothing of the men and, what I see as a game brace of some sort on the woman's hand although could be the car mascot.  I can't tell for sure but it looks like the men may be barefoot.  I have sent off the photo to, "sherlockcohn".
Thanks again to everyone!!
Robin August
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Michele Lock
 

I'm not a photo expert, but here's my two cents - 

Her hair is bobbed, so definitely at least the 1920s. The headband she is wearing was popular in the 1920s as well. Here's a photo of a similar one:




It looks like the style of top she is wearing is what was called a 'middy blouse', probably named after 'midshipman'. Apparently it was in fashion by at least the early 1920s. 

But for a real expert opinion, I'd contact Ava 'Sherlock' Cohn  [http://sherlockcohn.com/]

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Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus


Bernard Miller
 

I don't think she has a brace.  It looks like a rolled up newspaper to me.

Here's a guide to the pronunciation (from India where the name is popular):


There seem to have been several Ron.Day.Voo cafes, bars, hotels and patisseries - including a nice-looking hotel, restaurant and café in present-day Udaipur in India and another in Australia (plus some Ron.D.Voos and Ron Da Voos).  This place in Camden New Jersey appears to fit the timing of the picture although I haven't found any pictures of the building only these ads.  60 cents looks pricey for dinner and floor show.

       

and this one in Scranton burned down 65 years ago

 
and here's one from Cleveland



I think a search would find several more.  Could any of those locations be useful?
Bernard Miller


Alan Cohen
 

It's presumably a pun on the word Rendezvous -there are two Os not one.. The girl is leaning on a car bonnet so what looks like a brace might be the vehicle's mascot. Perhaps a classic car enthusiast could identify the make. So maybe the place is a garage or meeting place for racing car fans. 1920-30 I guess.

Alan Cohen


murphy8@...
 

I would appreciate any ideas about this photo.   I'm trying to figure out what the, " Ron•Day•Vo (?) is referring to, possible location and approximate year based on dress and car. Someone previously thought that this was a vocational program but I question this based on the time of the picture. Lastly, please take a close look at her right hand.  Could she be wearing a brace?
 Thanks so much for any ideas! 
Robin August
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