An early 1860s Scottish trio

CDV. Private Collection.

CDV. Private Collection.

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H. Hancock Photographer. Lovingly [sic]. Copies can be had

An early example of a gentleman wearing a bowler hat. He’s surrounded by two ladies wearing women’s derbies and two piece dresses. The young lady to the right is on the thick side, which leads me to believe they weren’t struggling working class people. There’s a probability the man was a banker or public servant, since those were the early adopters of the bowler.

The back is blank but the photographer made sure to write his name. Smart man. And now, a hundred and fifty plus years later, he can be credited!

Photographer: H. Hancock. Scotland.

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