Viennese man with balustrade, column and drape

By: usermattw

Sep 29 2011

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Category: Men


What it is:

Carte de visite (CDV) measuring 2.5 x 4 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is R. Blumberg of Vienna, Austria.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


My initial impression of this photo is of a distinguished man in an elegant setting, like an opera house or something, but as soon as I notice the gap between the balustrade and the column, I am reminded that these are just artfully arranged set pieces in a studio.  Still, they are nice pieces, as these things go.  To my modern tastes, the clothing looks too casual to warrant the spiffy top hat, but I guess that just shows my own ignorance about period clothing.  And is it me, or does he resemble Kevin Spacey?

2 comments on “Viennese man with balustrade, column and drape”

  1. He looks like a cross between Spacey and Peter Lorre!

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