Couple from Newton Falls, Ohio

What it is:

Cabinet card measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Beard (possibly T. A. Beard) of Newton Falls, Ohio.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


Is it me, or does this guy have a bit of an “Oh, merciful heavens, what have I done?  How do I get out of this?” expression on his face?

8 comments on “Couple from Newton Falls, Ohio”

  1. Totally. She doesn’t look that happy either, but he’s like glumness personified.

  2. I believe you are looking at a man that has not had sex since his wedding day 4 years ago, and it was not memorable. Additionally, his wife looks absolutely possessed and he knows that as soon as the photo shoot is over, she is going to smack him a good one. Poor man.

  3. Yes, you’re right he seems so sad…

  4. Maybe they should use this photo in psychiatrists’ offices as a kind of Rorschach test. Have patients write an essay about whether/why they think the people in the image are so unhappy. It could be very revealing.

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