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Kurt and Herbert of Berlin

RPPC. Private Collection.

Kurt and Herbert. RPPC. Private Collection.

A very crisp and clean RPPC of two smartly dressed kid brothers holding hats with the black visor.  Apparently these were only popular with German boys and men at the time. The backdrop with the corinthian column gives this picture a luxurious, wealthy feel, and these two are posing like their adult counterparts.

I’m guessing this was taken around 1900-1905. They’re IDed on the back with the city of Berlin as their hometown. If anyone can make out the last name, here’s the back note:

Kurt and Herbert [...] Berlin

Kurt and Herbert […] Berlin

RPPC stamp: Atelier O.Siegert. Mullerstr. 1

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The ‘Street Tough’ who made it big

1/9th plate tintype. Private Collection.

1/9th plate tintype. Private Collection.

This one made me laugh out loud. Can you picture this tough looking fella doing shady business at the local saloon, or fighting at illegal gambling halls? This solid looking gent looks like he knew where to get ale on a pretty regular basis too, and with the baggy-eyed side glance with cigar in mouth and bowler on top? Mr, you’re a character!

Yes, he looks like he had no trouble making his voice heard!


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