I fell in love with this photo the first time I laid eyes on it in the early 1990s. It was hanging in an Italian restaurant in south Jersey, not sure exactly where – maybe Deptford Township? – nor do I remember its name although I know it’s not there anymore. Years later I found a print in a bookstore, which I bought and framed. It’s been hanging in the hallway of our house ever since.
When asked about it, I tell everybody it’s Guido’s family.
I came across another copy, slightly larger, in the office of an advertising/promotions company in south Florida. The manager told me she had no particular reason to display it other than she liked it. Reason enough.
I never knew the story behind it until now.