3 x 5 inches snapshot.
When I saw these two, my heart melted. They are so, so cute! I want to assume they were brothers from the late forties or early fifties. The oldest is amazingly beautiful, and his brother is so charming and cute a bit slumped over, and looking as if a bit shy. My mind wandered, what if these two were model children?
What’s funny is on the very same day I got the picture, someone on my tumblr posted this one:
So, what do you think?
Same kiddos? If they are the same set that would be highly coincidental, but not if their parents knew how cute they were and coached them to pose professionally. Who knows, but I’d like to find out if the ones I have ever did commercial work (gut feeling tells me they did).
7 Comments | tags: 1940s-1950s, brothers, duo | posted in Boys, Others
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.
11 Comments | tags: 1900s-1910s, brothers, duo, portrait, USA | posted in RPPCs, Teens
Bulgarian duo dated 28 Dec. 1928. Private Collection
A duo that took their picture during the Holidays of 1928. I don’t know if anyone else but me is seeing this, but the buddy on the right reminds me of one of the dancers in Madonna’s Vogue music video of the 90’s, but if he were in his teens.
Photographer: Foto-Lux. Shumen,Bulgaria.
2 Comments | tags: 1920s, Bulgaria, duo, europe, foto-lux, portrait, Shumen | posted in Groups, RPPCs, Teens
Duo on prop Packard. Arcade studio RPPC. Click to enlarge. Private collection.
Another studio arcade real photo postcard to add to this collection. Photographers sometimes used real cars, but since Packards cost a fortune, the next best thing would have been to have one painted! These two caught my eye with their similar pose and expression. The dotted tie with the tweed cap of the gent in front is a nice combo too.
Close-up. Click to enlarge.
RPPC: AZO triangles. 1904-1918
Photographer: Slater’s Interurban Post Card Studio. 430 Superior St. Toledo, Ohio.
4 Comments | tags: 1910s, arcade, arcade studio, cap, duo, Ohio, packard, toledo | posted in Groups, RPPCs
The Weeping Ghost. 1890’s-1900’s cabinet card. Private Collection. (Click for larger image)
I’m in love with this cabinet card. On the left, a young man is weeping, holding a handkerchief to his face as he fades into the backdrop and chair, while the other one is engaged, solid, to lend an ear at his disembodied friend. Those Victorian sensibilities!
I am not 100% certain the ghostly effect was meant to happen, but I would not be surprised if it was intended because it all feels perfect as is. The light, airy lace curtains on the sides help give this photograph an ethereal effect. I could write a story inspired by this beautiful photograph.
Close-up. Click to enlarge.
On the close-up you can better see the expression of concern. And here’s the whole card as is:
8 Comments | tags: 1890s-1900s, bowler, duo, ghost, weeping ghost | posted in Cabinet Cards, Groups