PORTRAIT OF A DAPPER OLDER MAN WITH AN EXQUISITE MUSTACHE IN GRENOBLE, FRANCE

This cabinet card photograph features a dapper older man with an exquisite mustache. The gentleman’s impressive mustache may be one of the widest mustaches that I have ever seen. He has a sparkle in his eyes but it is impossible to ascertain if he is smiling because his lip sweater is blocking our view. The photographer of this cabinet card portrait is A. Michel. He operated a studio in Grenoble, France. Grenoble is in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is known as a center for winter sports. Advertising on the reverse of the cabinet card indicates that Maichel won a medal at an exhibit in Marseille in 1897. The gentleman in the photograph is identified on the verso as Gabriel Lucas. This portrait was likely taken circa 1900 and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF AN ELDERLY COUPLE DOING SOMETHING UNUSUAL

This vintage photograph features an elderly man and woman doing something unusual. What’s happening in this image that is so unusual, you might ask? The odd thing about this photo is that the old couple appear to be holding hands. This is not commonly seen in photographs of this “no public displays of affection” era.  The man has a wonderful walrus mustache. He looks dressed up in his three piece suit. The woman is bundled up in her outfit as if it is winter. Both are wearing hats. It is difficult to determine if this photograph was taken inside or outside of a photo studio. This photograph measures about 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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LOVELY COUPLE IN NORWICH, NEW YORK: WIFE IS HOLDING A CABINET CARD (1889)

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A lovely couple poses for their portrait at the Hotchkiss studio in Norwich, New York. The gentleman has a terrific mustache and is holding a cane. The woman is wearing a lovely dress and is holding a cabinet card. The cabinet card is bent in the same fashion as collectors often find them today. The cabinet card that she is holding is a portrait of a nicely dressed woman photographed by Hotchkiss. The photographer is A. E. Hotchkiss ( c 1846-1907) of Norwich, New York. Alston E. Hotchkiss cane to Norwich in 1872 at the age of twenty-six. He ran the most popular photo gallery in town and it is reported that he took on the persona of an artistic and cultured gentleman. His wife played a major role in his running the studio and at one point, he employed at least twenty workers. The reverse of the cabinet card has the printed date 1889. To view other photographs by Hotchkiss, place his last name in the search box. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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PORTRAIT OF A SPECTACULAR AND DASHING COUPLE

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TUXEDO COUPLE 1This photograph is a portrait of a spectacular and dashing couple. The gentleman is wearing a tuxedo with a white bow tie and a corsage. He has a terrific handlebar mustache. The lady is wearing a dress with feathers, a corsage, and a necklace. This pair certainly make a beautiful couple. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph states “To Papa” and is signed “Wm. M….”. Unfortunately, a former owner of this image trimmed the photograph to fit it into a picture frame and the debris included the signer’s last name. The photographer’s name and location was also lost in the scissor work. The photo measures about 6″ x 4 7/8″.  Overall, this vintage photograph is in good condition (see scans).

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DAPPER YOUNG MAN IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (PHOTOGRAPH BY CHICKERING)

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A handsome and well dressed young man poses for his portrait at the studio of Walter E. Chickering in Boston Massachusetts. The gentleman’s hair and mustache are well groomed and his mustache takes an interesting twist at it’s ends. To view other interesting mustaches, click on the category “Mustaches (Only the Best)”. The reverse of the photograph has a back mark that includes the statement,  “Walter E. Chickering, The Original Photographer, of that Name”. These words were a written swipe at photographer, Elmer Chickering, who was also  based in Boston. Elmer was a highly acclaimed celebrity photographer who Walter clearly perceived as a threat to his business. To learn more about both Walter and Elmer Chickering, click on the category “Photographer: Chickering, W.”. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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DAPPER GENTLEMAN WITH A HUGE MUSTACHE IN SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA

This cabinet card portrait features a well dressed gentleman wearing a huge mustache. The mustache is joined with his sideburns. To see other amazing mustaches, click on the cabinet card gallery’s category of “Mustaches (Only the Best). The photographer of this facial hair extravaganza is D. B. Millard. He operated a studio “Over the Post Office” in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His cabinet card price list can be seen on the reverse of this photograph. The cost of a cabinet card was $3.00 but volume buyers could purchase a dozen photographs for $1.50 each. The internet resource, Langdon Road, reveals that Millard owned Millard’s Gallery, at 314 Lackawanna; in the city of Scranton. His obituary appears in the “Photographic Times and American Photographer” (1891). The article labels him as the best and most popular photographer in Scranton. The obituary notes that Millard died of heart failure after a short illness. Millard’s name appears in Scranton’s business directories from at least 1879 through 1888. Other directories list his name as “Durand B. Millard”. This cabinet card portrait is in very good condition (see scans).

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YOUNG MAN WITH A HANDLE BAR MUSTACHE AND A TONSORIAL CRISIS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO

This cabinet card portrait features a dapper young man with a handlebar mustache. Unfortunately, the handlebar needs alignment; one tip points down, while the other seems to have fallen creating a tonsorial crisis. Note the width of the gentleman’s necktie.This photograph was taken by Urlin & Pfeifer’s Mammoth Art Palace in Columbus, Ohio. Urlin and Pfeiffer are no strangers to the Cabinet Card Gallery. The gallery has photographs by Urlin and Pfeifer as individual gallery owners; as  well as multiple images taken during their partnership.  John A. Pfeifer (1859-1932) was active in the Columbus area from 1882 to at least 1913. For much of that time, he was partners with George C. Urlin (1854-1942). Urlin was active in Columbus between 1873 and 1887. The reverse of this cabinet card offers an interesting back stamp that highlights some of the medals the pair received for their photographic work. The latest date noted on these medals is 1887, which reveals that this cabinet card was photographed sometime during or after 1887. The advertising also notes that the firm was established in 1873. 

BALDING MAN WITH MUTTON CHOPS IN OLEAN, NEW YORK

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A well dressed balding man compensates for his hair deficit by wearing wonderful mutton chops and a handsome mustache. This wide eyed gentleman’s facial hair represents tonsorial genius. The photographer of this cabinet card photograph is the studio of Winsor & Whipple in Olean, New York. This photograph was taken in 1903 or before. “The Photographic Journal of America” (1903) reported the dissolution of the partnership between Winsor and Whipple. The article reported that H. C. Whipple needed to retire due to failing health and that he was planning to move to Colorado.

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A MAN WITH AN OUTSTANDING MUSTACHE IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

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The gentleman is this cabinet card portrait has a wonderful mustache. It has been perfectly trimmed and maintained. He posed for this photograph at the studio of Oliver Boudnas De Morat which was located at the southwest corner of 8th and Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. De Morat was a pioneer photographer. An article in “Photographic Mosaics” (1867) makes mention of his endorsing a certain photographic product. He is also cited in “The Philadelphia Photographer” (1870). He is considered  to have been among the most prolific producers of cdv portraits. He was born in Montreal, Canada in 1836 and died in Philadelphia in 1902. To view photographs of unusual and interesting mustaches, click on cabinet card gallery’s category “Mustaches (Only the Best).  SOLD

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A MUSTACHIOED YOUNG MAN AND HIS BICYCLE IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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This cabinet card features a mustachioed young man dressed in his sport clothing and standing beside his bicycle. At the time of this photograph, bike riding was a popular sport and many riders were members of bicycle clubs. Note that this gentleman is wearing knickers. This photograph was taken at the Lawrence studio in Chicago, Illinois. The photographer of this image was Adolph P. Lawrence who operated a studio in Chicago between 1887 and 1900.  SOLD

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