Leonine man from Vienna

What it is:

Carte de visite (CDV) photo measuring slightly larger than 2.25 x 4 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Carl Kroh of Vienna.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


Venturing once again to 19th Century Vienna, we find this barrel-chested man with a mane of hair and a glorious mustache, proudly surveying what lies before him.  Yes, he makes nods to fashion with rings on his fingers and a jacket whose buttons are decorative to the point of caricature, but his vaguely Tyrolean hat suggests his love of the outdoors, and he appears robust enough that surely the walking stick is a mere accessory.  The tablecloth appears kicked away, the token book ignored.  And the chair?  No, sir, I shall stand, thank you very much.

8 comments on “Leonine man from Vienna”

    • Hahah! I’d introduce you, but, well, you know… 🙂 I know how it is to have a crush on one of these old pictures, beautiful and maddening at the same time.

  1. What a great photo, only enhanced by your opinion of it. I always enjoy hearing what you have to say about these great photos. 🙂

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