I'm sure it's just because we always look to the past with nostalgia and a biased romanticism, but isn't this a fabulous photograph? The composition, the candidness, the light, etc. The outfits, the poses, just...everything! It looks so amazing!
It makes me wonder what people will think of the bazillion photos that are taken daily in the 21st century. Chances are they'll never see the light of day...here's hoping. But if they do, what will people think?