Tag Archives: 1900s-1910s

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.

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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.


Mr. Handsome with the twinkly eyes

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1910’s young man. Private Collection.

This handsome young gentleman (only identified as C.H.P.) has a twinkle in his eyes as if none of life’s negativity had yet to darken his soul, but this photo most likely dates to around the Great War. His hair is swept up too; it remains conservative but just a bit different, as any youth would attempt to be.

His breast pocket with the buttons is an interesting detail. With his ample cut suit and collared shirt I’d date this excellent portrait to be from the mid to late 1910’s.
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The bowler hatted benefactor

RPPC vignette. Private Collection.

RPPC vignette. Private Collection.

This is one of the first RPPCs I got. I had to have at least one vignette portrait of a gent in a bowler. This one wrote to a lady named Roxie. He made good on a promise and gave her something -with the postcard picture of himself- that would help her father ‘next spring when he plants corn’. What it was is lost to time, but this seems like it was a thoughtful message and nice gesture. And maybe getting into the good graces of the father does help. :)

 

 

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Celebrating one year on Wordpress with this fine group

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“The Tilted Hats”. RPPC. Private Collection.

The first person who attracted my attention was the gent in the bowler, I love the way he tilted his head in the opposite direction of the hat. And then I noticed his friends; the charming one next to him tilting his head too, and the others with the hat sideways or to the back.

I don’t think I have a favorite in this group; they all took a good picture. There must have been a joke or two about how the camera made the tough looking middle one quite blurry, and I think his nose was broken too.

And the front left nature boy with his neck scarf, undone collar and cane reminiscent of a branch. The teen to the front right looks like he was the younger brother of the one standing left.

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All in all, a fine Edwardian group who must have made quite an impression! And with them goes one year of blogging on WordPress with 416 posts!

RPPC: AZO triangles, 1904-1918


An affectionate duo

Two smiling buddies. RPPC. Private Collection.

Two smiling buddies. RPPC. Private Collection.

Two very well dressed, affectionate buddies with big smiles. I never get tired of these ;)

RPPC: AZO 1904-1918


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