Here are more of what I like to call my lost and found photos! A friend called them that once, which I found very apt. They were lost until I found them. And hopefully through sharing them with you, perhaps we can find out more about them! The first is a very dapper young gentleman. I was immediately drawn to this photo due to his clean-cut look – and his suit, which is a bit out of the ordinary. Unfortunately we do not know this gentleman’s name, but the photo was taken by A. Robbins at 205 Ohio Street, Allegheny, Pennsylvania – a cabinet card from 1870 to the 1890’s.
This next gentleman is very arresting because of his dreamy look and unusual beard – no mustache! I’m also quite fond of his vest. This is a CDV or carte de visite photo – taken between the start of the Civil War and 1870 – by W. Sawtell in Wellington, Ohio. Perhaps he lost a loved one during the war and there is nothing more to smile about.
Another young gentleman with quite the eye for fashion! He must have been a student when this photo was taken – it has ‘Lane – 07’ written on the front. There is no other information on the photo. He could have been studying law – or medicine – or something entirely different!
And I have saved – what I think! – is the best for last! I love this photo! Look at the crinkles around his eyes, his beautiful hair and beard – with mustache! And those piercing eyes! How I would love to know this man’s name – to know the man himself! Some pictures speak to you – and this one does to me! The photo was taken by Henry Frey in Scranton, Pennsylvania – a cabinet card.
Do you recognize any of these men?