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This Victorian Cupid


Cabinet card. Portland. Private Collection.

There are some pictures that attract me like a moth to a flame, and this is one of them.

This young man’s face and expression remind me of cherubs in classical paintings of the same period. He also reminds me of a very young Robert Frost.


Logo on back of card.

Photographer: Conanb. Artistic Photographer. 478 1/2 Congress St. Portland. Maine.

1922 Mr. Pappas from Lewiston, Maine.

RPPC. 1922 (digitally erased date at bottom). Private Collection.

RPPC. 1922 (digitally erased date at bottom). Private Collection.

Roaring Twenties gentleman. On this photo I like the trousers’ pocket flap peeking from below the waistcoat. This gentleman is rocking his suit and hat, isn’t he? I like the classic 20’s look very much…but if you’re a regular reader of my blog you already knew that.

And the man was a shoe craftsman. A coincidence after the cut.

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Frank Newell Libby and two friends

The relaxed trio. Personal Collection.

The relaxed trio. Private Collection.

I could find much information about Frank Newell Libby, thanks to his name and birthdate affixed to the back of this 1/6th plate tintype.

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