Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

    They say everyone has a twin out there somewhere, and this man’s modern twin is without a doubt Gene Hackman.   If there was going to be a movie about the people in the Leather CdV Album, Gene would definitely be cast as this character, whoever he was. As noted by T. L. …

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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 …

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Don’t you think this fellow looks like Prince Charles? Just for the sake of comparison… It’s a doppleganger 100 years separated! The image by T. Ludwick Darnell is from the early 1870s and the one of Prince Charles is from the early 1970s. I have submitted this as a Sepia Saturday post so our friends …

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This particular hairstyle mystifies me. I can only call it a “Lady Trump” because it looks so much like a giant comb over! Somehow, it also reminds me of the bohemian looking hairstyles of the early actresses of the 1910s, with lots of character in their tresses. She has at least three sausage curls hanging …

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  I know that sometimes my first impressions on these photos aren’t the most flattering, and such is the case today. This poor fellow’s ears stick out, and that reminded me of the old saying of the “taxi doors are open” to describe someone with this affliction. Isn’t it interesting to ponder what life would …

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