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.
This photo shows what some call an “transition era” dress. It has the dropped shoulder seams of the 1860s, but the apron and drape of the 1870s. It’s an excellent example of the transition away from the cage (hoop skirt) and toward the bustle. The photo mount has rounded corners, putting it in the 1870s, …
Posed with a pillar that features
I thought I had posted this picture in the past, but