Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This gentleman, with his hat and whiskers, looks to be a dapper –  if middle aged – fellow. His vest seems a bit short to really disguise the pot belly, and the cut of his coat accents it also, but the clothing appears to be well made and fashionable.

The photographer was William Hirsch, who operated on both Blue Island Ave and 12th Street, in Chciago. He was in business from 1881-1900. I’m no good with men’s clothing, so I’ll peg this as the 1880s and leave it at that. If someone knows better, please enlighten us!

2 thoughts on “Dapper Dan

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    He does appear to be a distinguished chap even if his pants are a smidge too long and he seems to be a little lost without glasses on.


  2. The wing tip shoes and the hat may be a clue..but Men wore their clothing practically forever..so who knows. He looks like my kind of guy..a little chubby and has a beard:)


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