Handsome Paul knew how to pose! Instead of looking right into the camera he’s staring off giving his best angle. This was most likely taken in the 1930s or early 40s, looking at the sharp point of the collar and lapel style. This photo offers a nice close-up view of what a straw boater looks like, and it is super nice with the double band detail.
Photobooth Paul in a straw boater
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