Man from Binghamton, New York
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What it is:
Cabinet card measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.
What I know about it:
Photographer is George N. Cobb of Binghamton, New York. It is undated, but the date can at least be narrowed down to the years Cobb ran his studio in Binghamton, which were 1870-1903. Written on the back, and presumably the name of the sitter, is either George E. Norrill or George E. Worrill. I can’t quite decide which spelling it is, but hey, now that I’ve figured out how to link to an additional image, you can look at the handwriting and decide for yourself by clicking here.
I would normally have looked at this tie and thought it was mistakenly askew, but I’ve been seeing this look so often in photos of that time, I’m starting to wonder if it wasn’t an actual style. After all, this looks like a man who takes care about his appearance.