Dapper man posing for a royal photographer

By: usermattw

Dec 12 2012

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Category: Men


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Click here to view the back.

What it is:

Cabinet card measuring slightly less than 5.25 x 8.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Dated 1913.  Photographer is Fritz Knozer [Friedrich Knozer, 1853-1923] of several locations, most prominently Vienna, Austria.  K. u. K. Hof-Fotograf stands for Kaiserlich und Königlich Hof-Fotograf which translates to Imperial and Royal Court Photography.  There is something written on the back which I’m having a hard time reading, but see below.


Continuing the theme of posting people dressed for chillier weather until I can dig up more decent scenes of actual winter, here is a man who cuts quite a figure.  I’ve been struggling to read what is written on the back.  I assumed it was his name, but I realized that the second word could be “Burger”, which is German for “citizen”, and could be a reference to where he’s from, rather than his name.  So what is that first word?  “Grindu”, perhaps?  Grindu is a village in Romania, but that doesn’t seem right for this.  Oh well, I’m sure it will seem obvious once I figure it out.  Any suggestions would  be appreciated.   Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy it.  It’s one of my favorite photos in my collection.

6 comments on “Dapper man posing for a royal photographer”

  1. Very hard to make out but like you, I’d guess it was his name. It is such a stunning image. I adore it!

  2. One of the most striking photos you have posted, ever, and you have posted many amazing ones…

  3. What a character! He appears to be very stylish and dapper with his plaid coat, fedora, and cigarette. I love this photo! Really a nice shot. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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