King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance, N.Y.C. by Diane Arbus (1970)

The photograph titled “King and Queen of a Senior Citizens Dance, N.Y.C.” was captured by the artist Diane Arbus in the year 1970. This black-and-white image portrays an elderly man and woman dressed in regal attire, seated next to each other against a plain backdrop. They are evidently adorned to represent a king and queen, with the man on the right wearing a crown and holding a scepter, and the woman on the left donning a tiara and holding a small purse. Both are cloaked in capes with leopard-print trim, and their expressions carry a sense of solemn dignity. The image effectively captures the juxtaposition of the grandeur in their costumes against the everyday reality hinted at by the plain surroundings and their aged appearances.

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