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.
Show me the way. Postcard. Private Collection.
A cute postcard from the 1910s. I love what is the metaphor of a couple taking the same path in life.
Barkeep serving group. Tintype circa 1880s-90s. Private Collection.
A tintype of a barkeep standing over a fur rug and re-enacting pouring ale to a group of gentlemen with a little boy looking on. The gent to the far right’s expression is funny. He looks disappointed as if saying “but there’s nothing in my glass…”
Studio photographs of fellows drinking together were very common. Because saloons were most always the main place for men to socialize and organize away from the house,they wished to remember their after-work get-togethers with a studio picture.
Two canes, three hats, a mustache and a whole lot of attitude. Tintype. Private Collection.
These three 1880s gentlemen by a balustrade are all very well-dressed, the one to the right with the creased pants, the other to the left with a tight-fitting striped pair. All are wearing Windsor ties typical of the decade.
The men look like they were business partners. The confident attitude of the man to the left makes him look like a ruthless go-getter. Roar!
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
Digital restoration work titled The Brooklynite Dandy by Caroline C. Ryan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.