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Cap and Bowtie


1920s-30s studio portrait. Private Collection.

This picture is photobooth size, and what a lovely portrait of this gentleman with the cap. This charming fella looks to be Italian too, and a blue collar for certain. He comes off  as the friendly, hard working father of a fast growing family. :)

Photographer: Stamped on back – THE LITTLE PICTURE SHOP (how cute of a name is that??) 80 Kansas Avenue. Topeka – Kansas.

Lucky Tony, the boss’s henchman

RPPC. Private Collection.

RPPC. Private Collection.

Don’t get in gambling debt with this rising star; he’ll take you out on a dark street with a crowbar.

When I saw this RPPC I grinned. Rock solid, self assured, charming on the edges…this gentleman looks like a character I envisioned.

The lucky (diamond?) horseshoe tie stack brings it all together. And the chain hanging off the lapel buttonhole should be attached to a fob…Better pay up on time ’cause this guy’s keeping track.

RPPC: AZO 1907-1918

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