Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This photo has been cut down from its original size so that it fits into the opening in the page. You can see the inaccurate cutting on the right had margin. Unfortunately, it resulted in the photographer’s information being cut off. The subject looks to be about 14 years old, and for some reason he makes me think of Thomas Edison – though they look nothing alike. Could this be a younger version of the possible son of Nina Dobb? How I wish we had some more names to work with!

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12 thoughts on “Young man

  1. Auntie Kat says:

    Could this boy be the Little Lord Fauntleroy boy?


  2. Howard says:

    Excellent photo. Can you imagine a 14 year old wearing clothes like that now? where’s his baseball cap, iphone and attitude?


  3. IntenseGuy says:

    I wonder what is on the other end of the chain – I assume a pocket watch. I looked at Little Lord Fauntleroy and … I don’t know.

    All these beautiful pictures … and only one name? and on a funeral card at that?


  4. MAYBELLINE says:

    …so the item on his vest is a “chain” for a pocket watch? It looks like it is made of fabric.


  5. Bob Scotney says:

    He looks as if he would be warm in that suit.


  6. Karen S. says:

    Is that a watch he has on the vest? It sure is wide and stands out so much…you wonder if he made it….or if it has some other use too!


    1. Mrs Marvel says:

      It looks like it’s leather. Unusual!


  7. Christine says:

    His hair is very carefully combed. I’m sure he was well loved. He looks very sweet, although I can also imagine him with a slingshot.


  8. Pat says:

    I have many photos like that from hubby’s aunt. I hate that they cut them and as these are all loose and had been in albums with black paper backing, it makes it all the more strange. Nice photo hope you identify him. I have about 6 like that I’ll share sometime.


  9. Tattered and Lost says:

    I don’t know why but I can imagine him being either a bully or very standoffish. Perhaps I’m remembering boys like this from my schooldays. Boys a bit larger than the other kids in class using their size to push smaller boys around. And then of course perfect smiles for the teacher.


  10. Alan Burnett says:

    His hair seems to have been combed and parted so carefully. The loving hand of a mother at work there I suppose.


  11. I always look at the ears..this fellows ear looks different from the fellow in the photo next to Nina. I hate the cut off photos..they remove what little info there is..I bought a whole bunch of wedding photos..all chopped off and no names:(


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