Things have changed just a little, haven’t they?
Back in 1957, the dress code apparently included skirts for women and suits and ties for many of the men.
I still have to wear a tie, as do other male department heads, but you won’t see many suits and ties or skirts — especially ankle-length skirts — around The Daily Republic anymore.
In this photo, I’m guessing the woman on the far left is probably Florence “Floss” Ronald. Her husband’s father owned the paper for decades, and then she and her husband Malcolm owned it. After Malcolm died, she owned it herself for a time before eventually selling it in the 1960s, if I have my history correct.
I’m assuming this photo was taken at the old Daily Republic building near the Carnegie Library. That old Daily Republic building no longer exists — again, if I have my history correct — and Floss Ronald moved us to our current location in the 1960s, I think.
If anybody can identify any of the other people in this photo, or if my identification of Floss Ronald is wrong, please feel free to post a comment.