Date, place, ship and title of novel unknown … its a simple, chilled and cozy scene. Only one person is wide awake and he is on the very last page of his novel, utterly absorbed to the last nail-biting moments. I love the way the two women’s heads are leaning together. Its not all about getting a tan, rather everybody looks warm and comfortable. Its likely this scene was photographed in the early 1960’s towards the end of the classic passenger boat era. During the 1960’s Boeing released their 747’s and travel by ship became much less popular. It was only in the late 1970’s that cruising by boat re-invented itself purely as a pleasure pursuit.