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RPPC. Private Collection.

RPPC. Private Collection.

On the right is the oldest in robes (a priest?) with what I believe are his younger siblings and possibly cousins, all posing in front of an open French door with decorative plants in the background. They all look quite stern. This was the 1900’s and the era of the portable camera had just begun, but smiles were hard to loosen up on faces yet.

I haven’t posted in a significant way in years, and realized I have over 30 draft posts from my collection, images that at the time I was on the fence about sharing. Looking back I ask myself why was I so picky? However this website is here to stay.


A lazy afternoon with the dogs

Candid snapshot. Private Collection.

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.


1928 Bulgarian Duo

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Bulgarian duo dated 28 Dec. 1928. Private Collection

A duo that took their picture during the Holidays of 1928. I don’t know if anyone else but me is seeing this, but the buddy on the right reminds me of one of the dancers in Madonna’s Vogue music video of the 90’s, but if he were in his teens.

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Close-up.


Photographer:
Foto-Lux. Shumen,Bulgaria.


On the Packard arcade studio car

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Duo on prop Packard. Arcade studio RPPC. Click to enlarge. Private collection.

Another  studio arcade real photo postcard to add to this collection. Photographers sometimes used real cars, but since Packards cost a fortune, the next best thing would have been to have one painted! These two caught my eye with their similar pose and expression. The dotted tie with the tweed cap of the gent in front is a nice combo too.

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Close-up. Click to enlarge.

RPPC: AZO triangles. 1904-1918

Photographer: Slater’s Interurban Post Card Studio. 430 Superior St. Toledo, Ohio.


The Weeping Ghost was my friend

The Weeping Ghost. 1890's-1900's cabinet card. Private Collection.

The Weeping Ghost. 1890’s-1900’s cabinet card. Private Collection. (Click for larger image)

I’m in love with this cabinet card. On the left, a young man is weeping, holding a handkerchief to his face as he fades into the backdrop and chair, while the other one is engaged, solid, to lend an ear at his disembodied friend. Those Victorian sensibilities!

I am not 100% certain the ghostly effect was meant to happen, but I would not be surprised if it was intended because it all feels perfect as is. The light, airy lace curtains on the sides help give this photograph an ethereal effect. I could write a story inspired by this beautiful photograph.

Close-up.

Close-up. Click to enlarge.

On the close-up you can better see the expression of concern. And here’s the whole card as is:

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