3 x 5 inches snapshot.
When I saw these two, my heart melted. They are so, so cute! I want to assume they were brothers from the late forties or early fifties. The oldest is amazingly beautiful, and his brother is so charming and cute a bit slumped over, and looking as if a bit shy. My mind wandered, what if these two were model children?
What’s funny is on the very same day I got the picture, someone on my tumblr posted this one:
So, what do you think?
Same kiddos? If they are the same set that would be highly coincidental, but not if their parents knew how cute they were and coached them to pose professionally. Who knows, but I’d like to find out if the ones I have ever did commercial work (gut feeling tells me they did).
1910s-20s candid snapshot. Private Collection.
A candid snapshot of two men (brothers?) on tipped chairs with two kids lounging in the sun on a lazy day, two of them overrun by three dogs begging for attention! One of the collies looks like it only has one thing on its mind: lick its beloved human’s face.
I’m not sure what is the furry looking thing on the head of the kid to the left.
Sailor close-up portrait snapshot. 1940’s. Private collection.
Another photogenic sailor, with the handy comb in the breast pocket -you know he had just used for this shot- and a cap atop his blonde head that has definitely seen better days!
Although it may seem that way, I don’t specifically look to collect sailors. But this is a nice close-up, ladies and gentlemen.
2.5″ x 4″ snapshot of sailor in profile. 1940’s. Private Collection.
A small candid photograph of an American sailor in profile, with local children in the background. Chances are this was taken in the North African region between 1940 and 1943, Libya maybe…
So the photographer asked him to pose for the picture, and his reply was to lean toward the camera and present his profile with the hand of a thinking man. It worked out perfectly! While I find the subject beautiful, the composition is as well. It feels professional even if an amateur took it.
Snapshot. Private Collection.
A trio of buddies posing together in the sun by a river, with two in long coats, the third in an Oxford suit.
I’d date this 2.5 x 4.5″ snapshot to be from the 30’s or the early to mid 40’s.
A high school portrait for the yearbook maybe? This is a 4″ x 6″ on thick paper with a blank back.
Ah, the 30’s…starting with the Great Depression and ending in war…I hope this dapper young gentleman survived those tumultuous times. The 30’s weren’t exactly the best decade to be coming of age.