I don't know the back story on this photo but I can tell you this is the look of the Southwest.
There once was a time when newsrooms didn't have Mac's, digital Canon camera, voice recorders, email communication or scanners.
Newsrooms had typewriters, dark rooms, note pads and pen, face to face communication and the only scanning done was with your eye.
My newspaper, The Southwest Times, has boxes upon boxes of old photographs that appeared in the paper decades ago. Old photographs? At one point it wasn't as easy of snap a shot on a digital camera and digitally input the photo on to the newspaper page on a Mac program like Quark.
What's to be done with all these photos? I don't know but they are sure fun to look through and post on the blog. Expect more in the coming months.