ADORABLY DRESSED BOY WITH FUR HAT IN KARLSRUHE, GERMANY

This cabinet card presents a young boy uncommonly dressed. He is photographed by Samson of Karlsruhe, Germany. Karlsruhe is in southwest Germany near the French-German border. The city is thought to be the model cityscape of Washington D.C.. The child is wearing a very interesting outfit. Does the outfit represent an ethnic or regional group? What is the story concerning the clothing item with the heart and other designs (are they suspenders or part of his shirt)? Is that a handkerchief barely tucked into the pocket of his jacket and why is the pocket near his elbow? The fur hat and the ties at the bottom of his pants also raise some interesting questions. Finally what is the lad holding in his right hand? It looks like a wand used to blow bubbles. Hopefully, a visitor to this site may share some enlightening information regarding this boys wardrobe.

Published in: on April 1, 2010 at 12:01 am  Comments (1)  
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HEFTY MAN DRESSED FOR WINTER ON BROADWAY IN NEW YORK CITY

This nicely dressed portly gentleman is posing for his portrait at the studio of Golder & Robinson in New York City. He appears as if he just walked in off the street and didn’t take the time to remove his overcoat and fur hat.  His pocket watch and a couple of rings are visible.To view other photos by this studio click on the category “Golder & Robinson”.

Published in: on February 18, 2010 at 12:01 am  Comments (2)  
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