Man in New Bedford, Massachusetts

By: usermattw

Feb 28 2013

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Category: Men


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What it is:

Cabinet card measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Gifford of New Bedford, Massachusetts.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


I once read a description of Eleanor Roosevelt which said that while she was not conventionally pretty, she was still highly photogenic and endlessly fascinating to look at.  I think some version of that observation could be made about this man, too.  Not classically handsome, perhaps, but a face that photographs well and is interesting to look at.  Even in a state of expressionless repose, his face conveys character, and the impression that there is a lot going on in his mind.

4 comments on “Man in New Bedford, Massachusetts”

  1. Yes, he does photograph well. I am not that lucky. It’s hit or miss with me and sometimes the misses are…bad. I figure if I take enough, there will be one or two that are keepers. 😉

  2. He almost looks cross-eyed. I love how plain everything is, except for his cravat and tie-pin.

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