A sepia tone hatted gent of the Gilded Age, on a cabinet photo with a flap. He has a tie pin and pins on the lapels, with a large brim hat he decided to pose with. This is a small portrait, about 2″ x 3″.
There is no photographer info or name, but by the tight coat and short lapels this looks like it was taken in the 1900s at most.
Young man with slicked back hair. 1923, Hostetler studio. Davenport, Iowa. Private Collection.
A profile portrait taken in 1923. It came in a nice folder frame with the photographer info, and still has the protective sheet.
If you ever wondered why great grandma’s armchairs always had lace doilies on the top of the backs, now you know the habit was born out of wanting to protect her precious furniture from her household’s intentionally greasy heads!
Photographer: Hostetler. Est. Since 1888. 212 West 3rd St. Davenport. Iowa.
1920s French romantic postcard. P.C Paris #1721. Private Collection.
She’s holding a rose and he’s posing in evening wear. I love the softness of these tinted cards, they carry a sense of nostalgic romanticism that is not seen today. Dainty and sweet. And I love her watch.
Digital restoration work titled The Peach Romance by Caroline C. Ryan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.