THREE MEN WEARING BRIMMED HATS IN WAUSA, NEBRASKA

This cabinet card portrait features three men wearing western style fancy clothing. Note their brimmed hats. One wonders if it was a special  occasion that brought these three well dressed men to a photography studio. This image was produced at the Teilborg studio in Wausa, Nebraska. The town’s name “Wausa” begs for an investigation regarding the name’s origin. The town was started in 1882 and was originally named Thorson. A number of Swedish immigrants settled there and in 1885, the town’s name was changed to “Vasa” in honor of the Swedish king (Gustaf Vasa). When the railroad arrived in 1890, the town’s name was changed once again. The town became known as “Wausa”, a combination of the King’s name and the letters “U.S.A”. Preliminary research found no information about this image’s photographer (Teilborg).

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Published in: on October 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Judging by how ill-fitting the jackets are (sleeves too short on the two men at left, jacket too bit on the man at right) I would think that the clothes and probably the hats were borrowed from the photographer’s supply.


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