Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This fresh faced young man occupies the 18th opening of the Leather CdV Album. The photo is from the 1860s and you can see the simple formality of his clothing – coat, vest, shirt and tie. This was the most common suit of clothing men wore, even while working. It was considered suggestive to wear less unless under the most informal circumstances.

The photographer is again the family favorite, T. L. Darnell of Cumberland, MD.

2 thoughts on “Striped tie

  1. mousleyka says:

    He looks like “Young Man on Ratty Chair” – or perhaps his brother…


  2. We can just glimpse his striped waistcoat, perhaps a bright color satin? As for the tie, what is that style called? Not exactly like a standard bow tie, looks pinned.


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