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.
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. :)
“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
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
Teen with butterfly tie. RPPC. Private Collection.
Here this young man wore a silk tie with butterflies under what appears to be an opal or moonstone tie stack. Also the shirt has a nice front pleat below the low rounded collar. Sometimes I wish I could see these pictures in color. I bet the tie was a nice pop to the overall look.
RPPC: AZO 1904-1918.