This carte de visite photograph carries no back mark or other identifying information, leaving the handsome soul to be lost to the ages as unknown. I am guessing at the decade 1880s for the vintage of the image but I could be off by 10 years or more. I really don’t know much about men’s …
Today we feature a young fellow with highly oiled hair. This was a popular style for men and women through the 19th century. This particular photo is masked to an oval, and you can just see a slight embossment around the oval. The card has no back mark.
A popular hair accessory in the 1870s and 1880s, this lady is wearing a peigneta. Some will call it a comb, which it is, but the Spanish name is peigneta. If used with a lace veil, it becomes a mantilla. However, in America, these combs were wildly popular as a fashion accessory and were available …
Would you say this older gentleman is austere or cranky?
It’s unfortunate that the way this fellow was sitting makes him look