Harold and Woods Ballies

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RPPC of Harold and Woods Ballies, c.1910. Private Collection.

These two look effortlessly elegant. Harold and Woods posed in their stiff collars and loose suits for a formal portrait. Hopefully they did their mama proud!

RPPC: AZO 1904-1918.


The wee lad

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Hi, Give Me A Match. 1900s-10s RPPC of boy in adult size coat and cap. Private collection.

The parents must have had a good laugh with this one! So much so they made copies with a caption to share, one of which found its place in this collection.

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This 1900’s young man with the curtained hair

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1900’s RPPC. Private Collection.

I love this portrait for many reasons; the weathering adds a certain something to it that’s hard to describe, this young man’s also a bit nervous and awkward like he didn’t quite know how he would pose after he put his hat on the floor. And the backdrop drape is not figurative but painted more abstractly.

 

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RPPC: Back typical of North American cards of the period, but with no stamp box.


Misled Love

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PC Paris #2886. Postcard. Private Collection.

Love which serenades your heart
Is it sincere? Is it misled?

A pink tinted French PC Paris postcard with a warning!


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.


A fashionable Edwardian gentleman

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RPPC. Private collection.

A nice portrait of a gentleman from the 1900’s. He’s wearing a sack jacket with a white waistcoat, completing the put-together look with patterned socks, which stand out in this shot. To the modern eye, the pattern looks like can tabs!

 


A mini dandy in training

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Dandy boy in studio prop top hat. Private Collection.

This boy’s evening suit is well tailored, but his studio prop top hat adds a touch of humor to the look. What a cutie!

The cigarette was most likely a prop too (it looks lit but with no smoke). I would think responsible parents considered tobacco to be like alcohol and didn’t let their children start this early (I don’t think he’s even 10).

RPPC: AZO squares 1926-1940’s.

 


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