Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Bowler W

Bowler, mustache and wavy hair

Today’s CDV shows us a later 19th century image of a handsome man, posed in front of a faux baluster. These types of scenes were designed to set the mood as pastoral, elegant, and otherwise affluent. He is wearing a fine coat, buttoned only at the top. This is a known style for menswear in certain periods of the era. He also has a neckcloth and vest visible beneath his coat, and even a chain for his watch just visible at mid torso. I particularly like his wavy hair, so I’m happy he chose to hold his bowler hat instead of wear it! Also notice his mustache, a fine specimen if ever there was one.

Bowler back W

Birtles, Northwich and Knutsford

The photographer who made the image was T. Birtles of Northwich and Knutsford.

 

2 thoughts on “Bowler

  1. Katrina says:

    What a handsome man. I wonder if this picture was intended for his beloved as it has a feeling of romanticism.

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  2. I love your blog. You should visit me too! I collect CDVs , cabinet cards and tintypes of handsome gents.

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