Boy in profile. RPPC. Private Collection.
A pensive chiaroscuro portrait of a boy from the 1910’s most likely. I don’t remember seeing many profile pictures of men from the time.
RPPC: AZO 1904-1918
Hardy. Boston. Cabinet card. Private Collection.
A possible Victorian gang member? This hatted young man from the 1890s is described as “one of the Alleys” on the back of the card. It seems to me the writing was added later on, perhaps by someone who knew not who, but what the person was part of. Sounds like a gang name to me, and the fact this card was made in Boston adds to the possibility. Well, in any case this handsome gentleman in profile was dressed to impress, and that’s one stylish hat on his head.
“One of the Alleys”. Boston. Hardy back of cabinet card.
Hardy. 493 Washington Street. Boston. MA.
A candid photo I’ve seen and digitally fixed up a bit. What’s more stereotypical of the 30s than a man in a fedora smoking a cigarette?