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The Brooklynite dandy

Enhanced RPPC. Private collection.

1900s-1910s RPPC. Private collection.

This sophisticated New Yorker posed all smile in a slim fitting coat with a black cane in hand, the other hand in the coat pocket. The striped shirt adds a bit of pattern to the overall crisp look. A very classy and artistic portrait. No busy backdrop. Just him and it works.

Photographer: Strauss Studio. Brooklyn. New York.

RPPC: AZO 1904-1918

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Digital restoration work titled The Brooklynite Dandy by Caroline C. Ryan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Mr. Ford’s ‘dandy time at home’

RPPC. Private Collection.

1913 RPPC. Private Collection.

A gentleman by the name of E.A. Ford from Iowa Falls in an artistic portrait of himself. The photographer sent him the picture, calling it a ‘dandy time at home’.

The photographer signed his note R.D. Case. This real photo postcard was posted December 5, 1913.

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Portrait of Lincoln in the mirror?


Photographer: R.D. Case

Bowler wearing men from the back

1890s-1900s Tintype.

1890s-1900s Tintype.

The same two men from the front after the cut.
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Don Terry & June Collyer

Silent movie stars

Silent movie stars. Private Collection

An original print from 1928 I added to my collection. I love the pose and the sepia tone. Don Terry (his entertainment industry name) was an actor of the 30s and 40s. This photo is from the first film that discovered him “Me, Gangster”.

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Looking Up

Artistic tintype. Private Collection.

Artistic portrait. 1/6th plate Tintype. Private Collection.

Around the 1880s some tintype photographers became more artistic with poses, and the backgrounds could be busy with many artifacts like tree branches made to look like trees or fences, etc…and in this case, reed.

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