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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A VERY STERN LOOKING YOUNG BOY FROM CANTON, OHIO

This cabinet card features a young boy who is very fashionably dressed and is carrying a walking stick. Note his cap, large bow, and pocket handkerchief. Also look at his short suit. His very stern look and his outfit makes him look much older than his actual age. The photographer of this image is F. A. Jewell of Canton, Ohio. He was active in Canton during the early 1890’s. He specialized in portraits and photographs of large family groups.

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YOUNG BOY WITH RINGLETS CARRYING A STICK IN WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA

This cabinet card is a portrait of a young boy wearing a bow and carrying a stick. Perhaps it is a riding crop or a walking stick? The lad has long hair with ringlets. The photographer is Plummer of Wheeling, West Virginia. Research reveals that F. W. Plummer operated a photographic studio at 1138 Main Street in Wheeling.

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