Tag Archives: bowtie

Smiling impishly with a bandaged finger

Smiling impishly with a bandaged finger. Tintype. Private Collection.

Smiling impishly with a bandaged finger. 2″ x 3″ tintype. Private Collection.

When you injure yourself on the day of your photoshoot appointment! This charming gent has a very playful smile on his face. Under his tilted hat he’s posing with a bandaged finger prominently displayed. He could have easily hid it but chose not to.

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1890s proud young man with a wide open wingtip collar

Cabinet card of young man. Private Collection.

Cabinet card of young man. Private Collection.

This fellow with the proud expression and very dark eyes is wearing a wide open version of the wingtip collar with a thin bowtie. Amazing how many variations of collars and bowties/cravats and ties existed…Men’s fashion was all about the accessories. This is a nice card in great condition, and with uncommon grooves on the edges.

Cabinet card.

1890s Cabinet card.

Photographer: E. Ostrander. Spring Green. Wisconsin. Blank back.

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Digital restoration work titled 1890s Proud Young Man With A Wide Open Wingtip Collar by Caroline C. Ryan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Cut from the same cloth

Two fashionable brothers. 1910s. RPPC. Private Collection.

Two fashionable brothers. 1910s. RPPC. Private Collection.

Fashion is an endless rehash of the past, this picture is the perfect example. Today you could run into urbanite men wearing the exact same fitted suit as the man to the left, with the sleeves just a bit too short with no shirt sleeve peeking through. It also reminds me of Pee Wee Herman’s!

But seriously, these two were quite the sight. The RPPC suffered a crease by the head of the gent to the right but that wasn’t enough of a deterrent for me to not get it. They were most definitely brothers who would have been considered fashion forward in their time. The shirt collar over the lapels isn’t a common sight on RPPCs either.

Close up.

Close up.

RPPC: AZO 1904-1918


1910s full figure portrait

RPPC. Private Collection.

RPPC. Private Collection.

The late 1910s, when the young generation dismissed their parents’ constraining coats and pants for more relaxed and comfortable wear.

Click for close-up.

A close-up of this fine gent.

RPPC: AZO 4 up triangles. 1904-1918


‘I am your honey’

“I am your honey”. Private Collection.

This is just too cute of a picture. This handsome gent is being all cheeky holding his sign. I hope he gave this to the lady of his heart, wouldn’t you be all smile to receive something like this?

This is a tiny picture, 1″ 1/4 by 1″ 1/2. Maybe from a photo strip.


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