Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past


For some reason when I look at this young man’s face, I see the 1950s, not the 1890s. His deep eyes, high cheekbones and slicked back hair remind me of some of the early country music singers and the rock a billy boys who loved their music. Alas, he is much older, looking to have been in his twenties in the 1890s. The photographer was Y. A. Kroneberger in Chester, PA.

3 thoughts on “Oh so retro

  1. usermattw says:

    What a great face. I know what you mean about seeing people who look like they belong in an era other than when the photo was taken. It can really catch me off guard sometimes.


  2. IntenseGuy says:

    I wonder if he knew Amy Lair (from the Mearns and Family album)? :)

    The photographer is F. (Frank) A. Kroneberger – born Sep 1847 in Maryland and living in Philadelphia (which is a short distance north of Chester – and might explain why the address is “stamped” on the photograph).


  3. IntenseGuy says:

    Interestingly (or not) Frank Kroneberger also had a studio in Lambertville, NJ.


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