The backdrop is worth noting. Nature themed it was tastefully done, conveying more the idea of trees than figuratively so.The previous owner of this tintype shared with me that he had it in his collection since 1981. And on it passes through hands.
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This one made me laugh some. The father in top hat looks quite stiff looking straight to the side, while his two sons didn’t miss the camera, each posing with confidence.
The one in the middle who appears to be the oldest of the two looks casual of demeanor, relaxed even with a smirk on his face. The youngest -I wouldn’t put past 16- is taking this occasion seriously, strutting his stuff in fine evening wear with the nice white tie. What a dandy!
The dad’s gloves are so tight fitting they look painted on.
A sweet American postcard with an even sweeter, insistent missive written on the back.
The poor boy had it bad for ‘Mary Nelson’. The message was clear by his choice of postcard, and even clearer by the one-track message on the back. He lost his head and kept on repeating himself, wanting very much to see the object of his infatuation on Saturday or Sunday night.
I hope Miss Mary Nelson responded favorably! She probably shook her head at the spelling mistakes. :)
I’m not exactly sure what this amused and dapper gent in evening wear is home distilling, but clear alcohol is never good! I think it was most likely moonshine. Drink up!