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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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The Bootlegger Pals

Personal Collection

RPPC. Private Collection

This postcard is beat up and the back is almost completely erased by time. Someone drew a mustache on the Al Capone looking guy to the left. At first I was disappointed to see that, then it dawned on me it’s part of what makes it hilarious. Did one of the two others add it? The guy in the middle has quite the relaxed pose with his arms behind the necks of his friends. Don’t they look like your stereotypical 1930s gangsters? The suits and fedoras are fantastic.

Photographer: unknown. RPPC.

Andrew J. Kania

Andrew J. Kania. Personal Collection.

Andrew J. Kania. Circa 1930. Private Collection.


Center Street, Southington, was the site of Ideal Forging, his place of work.

The photograph that started it all. The first of my collection and a real photograph postcard, a common format to share with friends and acquaintances at the time. I did some research on Andrew Kania, thanks to a census and his military records. If you wish to know more about him, here is the info I left at Find A Grave.

Photographer: Congress Studio. 17 Congress Ave. New Haven, CT.

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