RPPC vignette. Private Collection.
This is one of the first RPPCs I got. I had to have at least one vignette portrait of a gent in a bowler. This one wrote to a lady named Roxie. He made good on a promise and gave her something -with the postcard picture of himself- that would help her father ‘next spring when he plants corn’. What it was is lost to time, but this seems like it was a thoughtful message and nice gesture. And maybe getting into the good graces of the father does help. :)
A high school portrait for the yearbook maybe? This is a 4″ x 6″ on thick paper with a blank back.
Ah, the 30’s…starting with the Great Depression and ending in war…I hope this dapper young gentleman survived those tumultuous times. The 30’s weren’t exactly the best decade to be coming of age.
A sepia tone hatted gent of the Gilded Age, on a cabinet photo with a flap. He has a tie pin and pins on the lapels, with a large brim hat he decided to pose with. This is a small portrait, about 2″ x 3″.
There is no photographer info or name, but by the tight coat and short lapels this looks like it was taken in the 1900s at most.
RPPC. Private Collection.
This Edwardian gent looks focused yet relaxed at the same time, He has this “stare into your soul” expression.
Note the heels on those boots.
RPPC: AZO 1904-1918
CDV. Private Collection.
Well, this gentleman certainly was easy on the eyes! This post Civil War CDV is unfortunately without a name or date. Pity, because this soldier surely made a few hearts aflutter! I hope he was able to return home to his awaiting love for he most likely had one, along with a few heartbroken ladies.
This bubble portrait carte de visite with the round corners is post 1870. His hair flattened close to the forehead is also very much of the decade and the next. Note the large round buttons on his coat, someone may be able to tell what unit he belonged to.
1880s-90s cabinet card. B.F.Kaler. Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Private Collection.
This Victorian man’s collar resembles a bishop neckband, but here the collar and sturdy chest piece look to be an all-in-one.
When this unidentified sitter had his picture taken, Pelican Rapids had only been recently renamed Rhinelander after Frederic W. Rhinelander of New York, who was president of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Road at the time. Rhinelander’s Wisconsin and Pelican rivers were ideal to transport lumber, as such the town became the newest timber mill of the northern part of the state. In 1882 the main railroad through town was completed, and in 1890 its population grew to about 3,000. Within the next decade Rhinelander boomed to almost double its size. Had this young man come to town in search of opportunities?
Photographer: B.F.Kaler. Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Mr. Kaler was the successor of Carl Krueger of The Krueger Studio.
Arthur Monk. RPPC. Private Collection.
Arthur’s eyes come through even in sepia. Beautiful!
This gentleman is IDed on the back of this real photo postcard, unfortunately there are too many Arthur Monks born in his time period to find out who he was. Too bad.
RPPC: AZO 1904-1918