Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This next page in the Haberdashers album shows us hats, mustaches, beards and bowties. We have again the gent with his high topped bowler, there in the lower left. He must have been a placeholder on many of these pages being as he is used so often, and that begs the question of just who …

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A youngish fellow, a boater, a bowler and a repeat grace this page with delightful details! Note the wonderfully large bowties on the top two gentlemen. They are almost absurd in their size. The ties must be a good 2″ wide to achieve such a dominating bow. While I’m not well versed in the history …

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You must have thought I forgot about you! And, well, I sort of did. We had some upheaval around the homestead, and I had to focus there instead of here. Thanks for bearing with me. Your reward is another fine page from this Haberdasher’s gem tintype album. Being as men were often coiffed and whiskered …

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Do you think that Uncle Taylor was from Sheffield, or his last name was Sheffield? He bears a strong resemblance to¬†Tomkins/Tom King, and I wonder if they were related somehow. Uncle Taylor wore a nice three piece suit for his photograph and a bow tie. I notice that although his beard is quite full, his …

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Sometimes when buying albums online, I wonder if the album was truly put together by someone in the past or if some dealer just slam dunked a bunch of photos together. This is one reason why. The lady on the left of the image was previously shown, on the second page of the album. Was …

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I have previously described some of the fellows in the Liberty Bell album as dandy and fashionable, but this dude, well he takes the cake! Just look at the striped suit and vest and bow tie, with a lapel pin and the high collar, the carefully parted and waved hair……it’s just too much! He must …

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This gentleman has a rather inquisitive look, doesn’t he? The photograph made by E. W. Smart in Exeter, NH is from post 1900, due to the longer shape of the bristol board and fancy embossed border around the image. We have seen several others from the Liberty Bell album that feature similar styling. According to …

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