PORTRAIT OF A HANDSOME AND STYLISH TOP HATTED DANDY IN MEADVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

The gentleman featured in this cabinet card portrait is truly a dandy.  Like the definition of “dandy”, he appears to place much importance on physical appearance, good grooming, and fashion. Dandies tended to use refined language and engage in leisurely hobbies.  Another supposed characteristic of dandies is that although they exhibit an appearance of nonchalance, they were actually very self absorbed. The gentleman seen in this photograph is handsome, fashionable, and well groomed. Note his top hat. The photographer of this image is A. R. Fowler. He operated a studio in Meadville, Pennsylvania. This cabinet card has gold beveled edges, excellent clarity, and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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SIX OF THE DANDIEST DANDIES YOU EVER DID SEE

This looks like a group photo at a “dandy convention”. The convention must be fun because these six gentlemen seem very jolly. The men are dressed identically except for their hats. Four of the men are wearing straw boaters. Note that the fellows are all wearing high collars, cummerbunds, and white shoes. My “dandy convention” theory is just an attempt at humor. More likely, these happy guys comprise a performing group. All but one of the men are young and handsome. The older gent (seated) is smoking a cigarette. If you are unfamiliar with the term “dandy”, here is a definition of the term. A dandy is a man that is inordinately devoted to style and fashion in their appearance and dress.

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TWO DANDIES IN THE WOODS IN EVANSVILLE, INDIANA

This cabinet card features two well-dressed men posing for their portrait in a studio belonging to J. W. Ecker. The studio was located in Evansville, Indiana and at one time was called the Sunbeam Gallery. . The men in this photograph are wearing identical outfits. Note their striped pants, derby hats and canes. The man on the left is holding a cigar. They are posed in front of a nice backdrop depicting a forest.

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YOUNG DANDY IN WABASH, INDIANA

A young dandy sits for his portrait in the studio of Phillips, in Wabash, Indiana. The well dressed young man sits on a wicker chair with his hat strategically placed on his knee.

Published in: on March 27, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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GQ MAN (TURN OF THE CENTURY FASHION PLATE)

This cabinet card features a handsome man who is obviously very fashion conscious. He is wearing beautiful clothes, and is wearing a ring, pocket watch, and fob. This stylish gentleman displays an air of superiority. He is holding his derby hat in such a way, that it appears to be floating. The dandy in this photograph and the photographer are not identified. The photograph was trimmed to fit into a former owners album or picture frame.

Published in: on October 19, 2010 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  
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A DANDY POSES IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

A handsome young man poses for his portrait at the studio of C. A. Anderson in Rockford, Illinois. The young man is wearing fine apparel and his appearance reflects an image of a dandy. No further information is presently available concerning the subject of this photograph or the photographer .

Published in: on July 25, 2010 at 8:52 am  Leave a Comment  
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