This is the grand receiving lobby of the abandoned Unit 2 building at Mont Alto Sanatorium in Pennsylvania. Unit 2 was a children’s preventorium; basically a prophylactic tuberculosis shelter for kids. This is the room at which parents would drop off their children, not knowing how long it would be before they would see them again (if ever). While most of the surrounding buildings are still very much in use as a geriatric center, Unit 2 was abandoned, and now decay has set in in this lobby - at the center of which, inset into the ground, is the Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Glenn Ford and Eleanor Powell were wed on October 23rd, 1943 while Glenn was in between stints at Camp Pendleton. Under the circumstances of wartime, they decided that a simple ceremony would be best held at Eleanor’s home and with a minimum of fuss. Eleanor wore a cream colored satin gown and held a long spray of white orchids. Glenn was in impeccable Marines dress form.