This vintage real photo postcard is a wonderful example of an occupational image. My only issue with this photograph is that I am uncertain of the subject’s occupation. My first hypothesis is that the man is a wallpaper hanger. My second guess is that he works with cement or tile. His tools should reveal his occupation but I know little about such things. Hopefully, a visitor to the Cabinet Card Gallery will leave a comment and reveal this tradesman’s line of work. This photo postcard portrait presents the man, his work clothes, and his tools with great detail and clarity. He is well poised, has a great smile, and gives an impression of being a friendly nice guy. This vintage postcard has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes shipping within the US) #3396

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Buy this Vintage Real Photo Postcard (includes International shipping outside the US) 3396

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  1. Hi. It really is a lovely photo. He looks like a plasterer. He’d put a lump of plaster on the large piece of wood and then take bits with the small piece (see it has a handle) and smooth that onto the bare brick.

    • Thanks for identifying this fellow’s occupation and for the explanation about his tools.

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