High Above Cleveland

High Above Cleveland. RPPC. Private Collection.

High Above Cleveland. RPPC. Private Collection.

I absolutely love this funny and interesting picture. The composition is great, showing a real view of Cleveland on the bottom half with the ‘plane’ on top. The loose wheel and the feigned expression of concentration on the gent holding it made me laugh. And the smiling one on the left getting into it, pointing down to the ‘city below’. Too much.

Only one sitter is IDed: Sam Hulting on the right. I found out a bit about him. He was born in 1894 in Sweden and was a first generation immigrant who settled in Gary Indiana. He married a lady named Amanda a year his junior, and in 1923 he would have an only child, a daughter he named Eleanor. This picture was taken in the 1910s when Sam was in his early twenties.

Photographer: Pinch’s Novelty Photo Postals. 226 Superior N. W., Cleveland. Ohio.

RPPC: AZO 1904-1918

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