Couple from Port Jervis, New York

What it is:

Photo (approx. 4 x 5.5 inches) mounted on cardboard backing/frame (5.25 x 7.25 inches).

What I know about it:

Photographer is Lundelins of Port Jervis, New York.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


I like this photo.  These two appear to be decked out a little more elegantly than I’m used to seeing for a portrait like this.  Not that I’m complaining, since they both look very nice.  She looks quite pleased, and he has a bit of a twinkle in his eye, which makes me think either they are amused to be playing dress-up or they are comfortably accustomed to dressing so well.   I think the pose is interesting, too, with the woman standing almost forward, and yet without the appearance of an imbalance.

3 comments on “Couple from Port Jervis, New York”

  1. My guess is that it’s their wedding photo, probably taken right around 1900.

    • Thanks for your comment! A wedding photo crossed my mind, but I wasn’t sure. As wedding photos go, particularly for the time, it strikes me as quite relaxed and happy, not stiff and formal, which makes for a very welcome change. 🙂

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