Young man with combed-back hair and rounded collars

By: usermattw

May 20 2013

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Category: Men


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What it is:

Photo printed as a real photo post card, trimmed down to a bit less than 3.25 x 4.75 inches, then apparently glued to something like a cardboard frame.

What I know about it:

Paper manufacturer’s markings (AZO, four triangles pointing up) indicate the date is in the range of 1904-1918.  Otherwise no information.


Without identifying information or particularly distinguishing features, there isn’t much to say about this, except that he’s a nice-looking young man.  But as always, when I really stop to think about it, the magic of photography astonishes me, in the way it lets me stare at somebody across a century or more.

2 comments on “Young man with combed-back hair and rounded collars”

  1. That collar could not possibly be comfortable.

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