PORTRAIT OF THREE MILITARY MEN IN MARSEILLE, FRANCE (ONE IS HOLDING A SWORD)

This cabinet card portrait features three uniformed military men posing for their portrait at the Tully studio in Marseille, France. The soldier in the middle is holding a sword. The soldier on the right has a cigarette in his left hand. Each of the three men are wearing different style uniforms. I wonder if the men are in different branches of the military? These soldiers look squeaky clean. They certainly didn’t go directly from the trenches to the photo studio. The photographer, Marc Tully, did a fantastic job photographing these soldiers. The men are beautifully posed. SOLD

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  1. All three of these guys are well known artist’s models from the 1890’s-1910 in Paris and earlier in NYC. The two on the right are brothers. Their uncle was world famous. That’s his a nephew of his wife’s on the left. By WW1 they were all back working in NY.

    • Thanks for the interesting information about these three men. I never would have guessed that they were models. I wonder about the purpose of this photograph. My guess is that Monsieur Tully had the models come to his studio to take a photo of the three men in uniform for business reasons. He may have sold copies of the image to his customers and other studios. The photograph was probably considered patriotic. What do you think, James? It would be interesting to hear the opinion of other visitors too.


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