This carte de visite features a dapper young man wearing a corsage, derby hat, and a bit of a bewildered expression. Take note of his wand. I call it a wand for lack of a better description. One thinks of wands as being related to magic. However, not all wands are associated with magic. In fact, wands also are symbolic objects of power. The photographer of this cdv image is George Evans who operated a studio in Worcester, Massachusetts. ADDENDUM: Since this entry, an observant visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery left a comment informing me that the location of Mr Evans studio was actually in Worcester, England. Further research confirms her observation.


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  1. That’s in England not Massachusetts. So likely it is a “swagger stick”

  2. Could that be a baton like conductors wave? Doesn’t seem to fit the picture … but maybe just a handy prop. Just a thought.

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