Janice, this reminds me of so many of my photos taken during that era. Everybody is so formal. I guess it was not appropriate to do any thing else, and maybe the exposure was so slow that was all they could do.
That chair is unique! I don't think I've ever seen one quite like it. (Please, so not allow me into an antique store with Victorian Era furniture!!)
Is that both of their hats on the floor? His vest is great (I'm a vest man). Otis' hands sure do have character.
What a lovely couple. This picture is a real treasure.