PORTRAIT OF AN OLDER FARM WORKER (HE IS OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD)

This vintage photograph features an older man who appears to be a farm worker. He has a rugged and weathered face. I believe that his countenance  projects wisdom and gentleness. It is easy to see that he is a man that has worked with his hands. His work boots are very worn from his labor in the fields. Although I am no expert at farming equipment, I believe that the tool that he is holding, is a hoe. Note the stone wall behind the worker as well as the adjacent (barbwire?) fence.  This photo measures about 4 3/4″ x 6 5/8″ and is in very good condition. The top right hand corner has a tiny chip (see scans).

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Published in: on August 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm  Comments (4)  
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PORTRAIT OF TWO WELL DRESSED YOUNG MEN

twomeninsuits1 twomeninsuits2This vintage real photo postcard features two well dressed young men sitting on what appears to be rails of a fence. The gentleman on the lower rail is wearing a suit that is swimming on him. The suit is so over sized that it likely belonged to the studio, and was borrowed by the young man for the photograph. The Cyko stamp box indicates that this postcard dates to sometime between 1904 and the 1920’s. This postcard portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on August 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PORTRAIT OF FIVE MEN AND A JEEP ON A DIRT ROAD IN SERBIA

I would love to know the story behind this vintage postcard. Five men are standing by a Willys Jeep or Jeep-like vehicle. The car is on a dirt road. The men are posed in an odd manner. There are four men on one side of the automobile and a single man on the other side of the vehicle. Is the lone man a hired driver? Are the four other gentleman traveling together for business? There are mountains in the background. A cable car type system is in the near background. I wonder what was being transported by the cable cars? There is a small flag above the hood of the jeep. Although the design of the flag is not fully visible, the flag appears very similar to the flags flown by Serbia and some of it’s neighboring countries. The previous owner of this photograph has advised me that this photo was taken in Serbia. An inscription on the reverse of the  photograph lists five names that most likely belong to the five men in the photo. This photograph appears to be from the 1950’s. It is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF THREE YOUNG MEN IDENTICALLY DRESSED IN READING, PENNSYLVANIA (CDV)

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Three handsome young men pose for their carte de visite portrait at the studio of Charles A. Taylor, in Reading, Pennsylvania. The men are dressed identically. Are they co-workers and wearing a uniform of some kind? Note their checkered shirts, bow ties, and work boots.   (SOLD)

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STONED FACE GENTLEMAN IN WAUSAU, OR MERRILL, WISCONSIN

This cabinet card portrait features a well dressed older man with a well groomed beard. Although his beard is full; it is not attached to sideburns. The gentleman appears tired and he exhibits no hint of a smile. The photographer of this photograph is Edgar G. Fleming. At the time that this photo was taken, Fleming had studios in both Wausau and Merrill, Wisconsin. According to a couple of Badger state directories, he was active in Wausau between 1884 and 1886 and active in Merrill between 1891 and 1895. These dates are not completely accurate because they do not show any overlap in years which would allow him to operate the two studios at the same time. Fleming also had a studio in Columbus, Wisconsin (1895-1896).   SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF A DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN IN NEW YORK CITY

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schierry 22020-04-29_161732This cabinet card portrait features an elegant looking and well dressed older gentleman. The previous owner of this photograph reported that the gentleman is named Jakob Fausel and that this photo was dated 1910 and was found in a family album. The photographer was Henry D. Schoerry of New York City. Schoerry was born in Germany in 1854 and emigrated to America in 1870. He began working as a photographer in the 1880’s. This cabinet card photograph is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A MAN WITH A LARGE SHAGGY MUSTACHE IN PITTSFIELD, MAINE

This cabinet card portrait features a well dressed gentleman with an extremely bushy mustache. In addition, his hair is longer than most men of his era. This photograph was produced by the Howe studio in Pittsfield, Maine. W. H. Howe is listed as a photographer in the Pittsfield Register (1904).  SOLD

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DISTINGUISHED LOOKING OLDER MAN IN BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS

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A distinguished looking older man with a white eard and mustache poses for his  portrait at the Fenwick studio in Bloomington, Illinois. The man is dressed in his finest clothing for his day at the photographer but it seems he had no time to see a barber to tame his beard and longish hair. The photographer of this image is Richard Fenwick. He was born in England in 1845. He appears in the U.S. Census in 1870. He was living in a Bloomington boarding house and working as a laborer. The 1880 census finds Mr Fenwick (age 35) married to Alida Fenwick (age 30). The couple was married in 1875 and were living with their two children. Richard Fenwick had a 1 year-old daughter (Adda) and a 9 year-old step son (Rush Downey). Fenwick was working as a photographer. The 1900 census reveals that Fenwick still worked as a photographer and his step son, Rush, filled the manager role in the photography studio. Research reveals that between 1866 and 1875, Fenwick was associated with the Cook and Fenwick studio. This cabinet card is in good condition (see scans).

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FIVE WELL DRESSED HIKERS: CARRYING WALKING STICKS AND BINOCULARS

 This vintage real  photo postcard features five men in their hiking attire. They certainly don’t seem to be wearing very comfortable clothing for a hike. I hope there was no scrambling or navigating slippery portions of the trail required. If so, their suit pants won’t have a long life span. Other than wearing clothing that may hamper their efforts, the men are well equipped with binoculars and walking sticks. The men have cases for the binoculars and the gentleman all the way on the left has a larger bag slung over his shoulder. The men are also well supplied with smoking materials. Two of the men have cigarettes/cigars and two others are holding a pipe. Interestingly, mustaches must have been in vogue considering that each of the men are wearing one. Hats must have been equally popular.  It would be fascinating to know the story of this gathering of outdoorsmen. The former owner of this image believes that the men are tourists, but he offers no supporting evidence. This vintage photo postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF THREE WELL DRESSED AND HANDSOME YOUNG MEN (1912)

This vintage real photo postcard features three handsome mustachioed young men. All of the men are wearing suits. Content on the reverse of the photograph reveals that the photograph was taken in 1912. The three gentlemen are identified by last name on the verso of the postcard. The photographer is identified as J. Terhell and his/her studio was located in Liege, Belgium. Liege is located along the Meuse River in the Wallonia region. The Wallonia area is French-speaking. The city is an important commercial and cultural hub. This photo postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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Published in: on August 21, 2019 at 7:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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