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A summer day in the countryside


Enjoying a summer day on a log rocking chair. Private Collection.

This gentleman has an easy air of sophistication, dressed in all white with a neat bowtie and open book on his lap. He looks as if he’s escaped the city for a bit of downtime and fresh air. This real photo postcard portrait was taken in the 1920’s.

Here’s a closer look at him.


This 1900’s young man with the curtained hair


1900’s RPPC. Private Collection.

I love this portrait for many reasons; the weathering adds a certain something to it that’s hard to describe, this young man’s also a bit nervous and awkward like he didn’t quite know how he would pose after he put his hat on the floor. And the backdrop drape is not figurative but painted more abstractly.



RPPC: Back typical of North American cards of the period, but with no stamp box.

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

Handsome Lucien

Family picture.

1940s Family picture.

This is in fact my cousin’s grandfather posing with his hands behind the back, Lucien Guillaume in a dapper suit. My cousin looks so much like him, and his name is Guillaume too.

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