Tag Archives: relaxed pose

And then I happened upon this goofball…

"Like this...yeeeah!" Private Collection.

“Like this…yeeeah!” Private Collection.

Look at this one kicking back with his hands behind the head all smile! The choice of matte’s the best. I imagine the conversation prior to the shot had to go something like this:

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Frank Newell Libby and two friends

The relaxed trio. Personal Collection.

The relaxed trio. Private Collection.

I could find much information about Frank Newell Libby, thanks to his name and birthdate affixed to the back of this 1/6th plate tintype.

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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.

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