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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.

Up Close II

Up close in checkered cap. Snapshot. Private Collection.

Up close in checkered cap. Snapshot. Private Collection.

I just received this one in the mail. He looks like he’s got a trick or two up his sleeve! When I first saw it I was happy to have another amateur close-up from the late 10s or 20s. It must have been his favorite cap to wear too. It looks like it was due for a wash!

And then I realized it came from the same seller I got another up close portrait from last June, but only recently posted (seen below). The format is similar although the first had its edges trimmed. One difference is that it’s much more sepia toned than the second one. Now, how did that happen? They both do have album glue residue on the back.

But they are positioned to the left, and at the same distance to the ‘shoreline’, the sun hitting them from high above. I think these two were playing with the same camera! Here’s them side by side:



The more I look at them the more I see some facial features they seem to share…Were they related? Well, this fine duo wished to record themselves up close on a beautiful day, and aren’t we glad they did! Their personalities shine through.

1920 Eddie Wilkinson of Los Angeles

2/27/20 Eddie Wilkinson. RPPC. Private Collection.

2/27/20 Eddie Wilkinson. RPPC. Private Collection.

There are people who don’t write their info, and then there are some like Eddie here. He was thorough writing down his full name on both sides with his complete address. He wrote the picture’s date not once or twice, but three times!


A buddy at arm’s length

RPPC. Private Collection.

1920s boys in cap. RPPC. Private Collection.

These teens in newsboy caps look like they were a close knit group, the two sitting in the front may have been brothers. The pose of the two in the back is an interesting choice too.

RPPC: ARTURA 1910-1924

Hello, Handsome from Michigan!

RPPC. Personal collection

Circa 1910s-1920s. Private collection

Vignette RPPC of a young man from Petoskey Michigan. He’s wearing a tilted Gatsby cap highly popular in the twenties he lightly placed over his well combed hair. He’s also wearing a raised round stud on his tie. Once again, no name. What a shame. With that cute smile he must have been popular with the ladies!

The whole RPPC after the cut.

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