Man seated next to a framed portrait

By: usermattw

Jun 11 2013

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Category: Men

4 Comments

Click here to view it larger.

What it is:

Real photo post card trimmed down to approx. 2.25 x 3 inches.  Traces of album mounts remain in the corners.

What I know about it:

Undated and unidentified, but the paper manufacturer’s markings (AZO, four triangles pointing up) narrow the date range to 1904-1918.

Comments:

I’m guessing the framed picture he’s seated next to is a photo.  It appears to be a picture of a seated woman with a child hugging her over her shoulder from behind.  It’s hard to get a clear look at it, particularly with the plant in the way, but here is an enlargement if you’d like to try.  I’m intrigued by the wall behind him.  It looks like the exterior wall of a garage or porch or something, surprisingly unglamorous to my eyes, and yet the vertical stripe effect creates a nice visual backdrop for the scene.

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4 comments on “Man seated next to a framed portrait”

  1. I wonder if this is some sort of “memorial” picture and that perhaps the people in the photo are no longer on this earth and this is his way of acknowledging the connection.

  2. That wall looks like painted beadboard.


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