1890’s-1900’s cabinet card. Private Collection.
This one gave me a chuckle. This gentleman looks like a deer in the headlights with his wide eyes. And with him looking partly off-shot, it gives the impression he just came into view and got caught off guard by his own reflection.
On a side note, yes it’s been a month since I last posted, to the day. I didn’t realize it’s been this long. Like everything else in life there are periods when I actively collect (and feverishly so!) and others when I don’t so much. However, the drought is soon to pass and I will be responding to emails today. ;)
RPPC. Private collection.
A nice portrait of a gentleman from the 1900’s. He’s wearing a sack jacket with a white waistcoat, completing the put-together look with patterned socks, which stand out in this shot. To the modern eye, the pattern looks like can tabs!
RPPC. Private Collection.
I found this handsome teen while going through a pile of pictures and I can’t believe I didn’t post him sooner. So clean-cut, so proper. His folks surely gave their seal of approval. Alas, this boy with his whole future ahead of him is not identified.
That delicate flower patterned white tie he chose to wear that day is lovely.
RPPC: VELOX diamonds.1907-1914.
A 1920s little boy with the rouged lips. RPPC. Private Collection.
“When I grow up, I want to be Rudolph Valentino!” Look at this mini gentleman…What a cute close-up portrait of this boy, and with the rouged lips. Though I knew the practice was common for mass marketed postcards, mostly of romance couples and actors, this is the first time I see this done to a child on a regular portrait picture. Maybe he did work as a postcard model.
RPPC: AZO 1918-1930
The model pose. RPPC. Private Collection.
This RPPC has some silvering to it, but this dandy’s pose and layered look with the dress shirt made it too good to pass.
RPPC: AZO 1904-1918
1890s-1900s well dressed Edwardian boy. Cabinet card. Private Collection.
This little boy was extremely well dressed with his wool overcoat and cap with the double-breasted gingham suit. Every single piece of his outfit looks new. With the lack of backdrop and the picture looking so crisp, it feels modern made too.
He’s wearing his gloves instead of holding them. His parents must have loved how this portrait came out. While the photograph was decently preserved, the card itself is less so. It is dark green, clipped at the bottom, and has no photographer info or name.