This is a wonderful 1940's black and white photo measuring 7.5" by 9", depicting a young soldier proposing to bride-to-be at the counter of a malt shop. Black Star had been founded during the Great Depression and had taken up residence at the Graybar Building in New York City. Black Star photographers were photojournalists who had told picture stories during the Golden Age of Magazines and Giles was one of them. His name in imprinted on the reverse side of the photo. The photo is in excellent vintage condition with the exception being that the left hand corner has been slightly bent.