This photo was one of the first entries into the collection.
Most likely rescued from the street in Astoria, Queens. The first apartment I rented there was in the basement of a one family home. I'm sure it was illegal--it had only one point of entry/egress. My landlady used to watch over the street activity from her front window. Back in the day, she and her husband were major players in Astoria politics.
Assuming this image memorialized a life event, a birthday, or major family vacation?