George Trimbathe and his two babies. 1910s. RPPC. Private Collection.
Well, that escalated quickly. :) It was all fun and games until…I’m being cheeky but George looks a bit worn out!
This young father was obviously proud to pose with his two back-to-back bundles of joy. They’re so cute too. The boy’s sporting a mohawk. As long as mommy is around all is manageable.
IDed: George Trimbathe. Masury Station. Pennsylvania. Addressed to Miss Alice Smith.
RPPC: blank back
Kough & Leeper cabinet card portrait. Private Collection.
This very handsome gentleman from the 1880s is very smartly dressed. The striped tie is rather nice too.
No need to edit the contrast or erase scratches on this one. Like the timeless elegance of the sitter, this picture stood the test of time. The scalloped edges are golden too, truly a beautiful card which was kept in an album.
Photographer: Kough & Leeper. Fayette St. Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
1927 Mugshot. Private Collection.
This Frenchman got caught for ‘larceny by truck’ in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was a salesman who -if I understand this right- tried to flee by truck without giving back the change on a transaction? If so I hope it was an amount significant enough to risk the trouble of getting caught. And they took his mugshot with his hat still on!
Back of mugshot
Thomas E. Marsh
Crime: Larceny by truck (short change)
Age: 28 Height: 5 ft. 6 3/4 in. Weight: 133 lbs
Hair: Light Brown Eyes: Light Blue Build: Slender
Complexion: Light. Mustache: — (don’t you love it that ‘mustache’ is an actual option?)
Born: France Nationality: French Occupation: Salesman
Arrested: 1-13-27 Officer: […] Davis
Ed. Private Collection
Ed wrote a note on the back of this RPPC.
Civil War era Mr. Talmage. Private Collection.
with the tax stamp.
“Yours, Truely [sic] F.W. Talmage” written in the back in tiny and beautiful (yet hard to read) cursives.
We can estimate this CDV to be from between 1864 and 1869 by the border style with one thick line, the other thin. Then we can narrow it down further to in-between 1864 and 1866 because during those two years the tax stamp helped fund the Civil War.
Photographer: J.T. Couch & Co. Landisburg, PA.