In 1971 Paul and Linda McCartney released a song called “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey”. It was a popular song from the “Ram” album. McCartney stated that the song is a tribute to his real life Uncle Albert. Finally, a portrait of Uncle Albert has been discovered and the Cabinet Card Gallery is proud to display it. Actually, I fabricated the connection between this cabinet card portrait and Paul McCartney’s uncle because I needed a story line. However, this cabinet card is remarkable in it’s own right. Uncle Albert’s mustache is a truly quite impressive and propels his image to the cabinet card gallery’s category “Mustaches (Only the Best)”. The photographer of this fine image is unidentified.

Published in: on November 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm  Comments (4)  
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  1. The 19th Century seems to be a time when men expressed themselves by wearing different configurations of beards. – Just like the wigs worn in prior times. – It would be interesting to learn whether or not these shapes had some meaning other than self-expression. – I doubt it, but it is fun to look at large groupings of men and enjoy the variance of natural hair-growth . – Some quite odd, compared to today’s styles. But certainly more individualistic.

  2. Ram was one of the first albums I ever owned as a kid. I like where you went with this. If you’re going to fabricate then this is how it’s done. Nice work.

  3. Reblogged this on Lenora's Culture Center and Foray into History.

  4. That’s a prize winner for sure! And the song fits perfectly.
    We’re so sorry Uncle Albert.
    We’re so sorry if we caused you any pain.

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