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Trio by the river

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Snapshot. Private Collection.

A trio of buddies posing together in the sun by a river, with two in long coats, the third in an Oxford suit.

I’d date this 2.5 x 4.5″ snapshot to be from the 30’s or the early to mid 40’s.

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This Swedish Trio

RPPC. c.1920. Private Collection.

RPPC. c.1920. Private Collection.

A beautiful Swedish photo studio portrait of three handsome friends taken anytime from the mid 10’s to the mid 20’s. All three are sporting different types of fedoras too. The one with his arms crossed has an attitude to go with the low brimmed hat. Attitude seems to be a theme of its own in this collection. :)

Photographer: (?)manda Sandberg. Sollefteå, Sweden.


Short-handed at the office

Staying late at the office. 1900s. Postcard. Private Collection.

Staying late at the office. 1900s. Postcard. Private Collection.

Mixing business with pleasure? There’s much implied on this daring postcard. At least there are no wedding rings on display! Sometimes those Edwardians seem to be surprisingly forward with their sense of humor, and the determined smile on the brunette is scary!

Publisher: Davidson Bros.


There’s room for one more…

Studio car RPPC. Private Collection.

Studio car RPPC. Private Collection.

No painted backdrop here, just the car and a nice trio of friends.

RPPC: PMO 1907-1915


High Above Cleveland

High Above Cleveland. RPPC. Private Collection.

High Above Cleveland. RPPC. Private Collection.

I absolutely love this funny and interesting picture. The composition is great, showing a real view of Cleveland on the bottom half with the ‘plane’ on top. The loose wheel and the feigned expression of concentration on the gent holding it made me laugh. And the smiling one on the left getting into it, pointing down to the ‘city below’. Too much.

Only one sitter is IDed: Sam Hulting on the right. I found out a bit about him. He was born in 1894 in Sweden and was a first generation immigrant who settled in Gary Indiana. He married a lady named Amanda a year his junior, and in 1923 he would have an only child, a daughter he named Eleanor. This picture was taken in the 1910s when Sam was in his early twenties.

Photographer: Pinch’s Novelty Photo Postals. 226 Superior N. W., Cleveland. Ohio.

RPPC: AZO 1904-1918


Mr. Alpha and company

Two canes, three hats, a mustache and a whole lot of attitude. Tintype. Private Collection.

These three 1880s gentlemen by a balustrade are all very well-dressed, the one to the right with the creased pants, the other to the left with a tight-fitting striped pair. All are wearing Windsor ties typical of the decade.

The men look like they were business partners. The confident attitude of the man to the left makes him look like a ruthless go-getter. Roar!


New York City back of train trio with a Wilson whiskey bottle

New Yorkers and a Wilson whiskey bottle RPPC. Private Collection.

Holding Wilson whiskey bottle in New York City. RPPC. Private Collection.

My, oh my…How long did this bottle stay unopened? A New York minute.

Wilson Whiskey label

Wilson Whiskey label of the era

wilson-back

Back of RPPC

Photographer: High Grade Postal Studio. 134 East 14th Street. N.Y.C.

Backdrop Artist: N. Wortman Prop. First time I see the backdrop artist credited!


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