The History of the Tie - IX
Disappearance of the Necktie in Public & Professional Life
What I found most interesting in these photos is how people in the past maintained their dignity when travelling, working and even playing, perhaps for hours on end. Contrast it with today’s egalitarian styles, which are devoid of any and all sacrality.
I invite my readers to see for themselves the disuse of the necktie – a longtime symbol of hierarchy and sacrality – and the disastrous consequences in the following photos.
Selling street food then... and now
A buffet street carriage in Hatvan, Hungary, 1910 People in line at a food truck in Florida, 2013
Fruit vendors in downtown Los Angeles, 1920s A fruit vendor in New York City, 2016
Food shop workers in London, 1941 Food shop workers at Borough Market, London, 2017
A train station in Brazil, 1935 Passengers in a train in California, 2012
Passengers aboard a flight, 1960s Passengers aboard a flight, 2013
Above left, Presidents Hoover & Roosevelt at a press conference, 1932;
right, Presidents Obama & Putin at a press conference, 2013
NASA Committee, 1958 New York Tech Startup, 2010
A BBC newsroom, 1960s A CNN newsroom in Georgia, 2013
Boys playing marbles with a North Carolina senator, 1924 Boys on a playground, 2014