RPPC. Private Collection.
He has his collar upturned and it looks like an all-in-one dress shirt + collar. This gent was an early adopter.
And there’s something of a defiant sneer behind this half smile. I’m willing to bet his father of the more conservative, detachable starched collar camp didn’t like that his son wore those shirts.
I can hear the father say “Get this travesty of a shirt off and get a proper collar! What is this world coming to? You look undone!”, to which this young gent replied something like “You and your stuffy old ways! I’ll wear what I want!”
Think I’m exaggerating? :) For us today this may seem like a ridiculous issue, but there was an uproar over the adoption of collared shirts into the mainstream. They were thought to make a man not look like a proper gentleman. Oh, the decaying of society! The British were especially against this trend coming from America. Surprised much? Well, they lost this battle.
Photographer: Elsner Studio. Loup City. Nebraska
RPPC: AZO 1904-1918
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1890s-1900s wedding photo cabinet card. Private Collection.
This beautiful bride is smiling in her long wedding dress with the puffy sleeves at the elbows. Can I say I love the groom’s shoes? I love his shoes! They look made for each other these two.
Photographer: Mangold. Blair. Nebraska
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Life of the party. RPPC. Private Collection.
Something uplifting now. Mr. Life of the Party is standing apart from his group, accessorized with a coat, top hat, cigar and cane. His buddies are laughing at his staged city boy cocky attitude (and I am too). Two women found it funny as well, but the four in the middle are more interested in taking a good picture of themselves!
Stereotypes were and always will be funny. This group seems to have had quite a good time on a sunny summer day. This picture was taken in Nebraska sometime in the 1910s.
RPPC: AZO 1904-1918
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