Sinister-looking man in Vienna

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Click here to view the back.

What it is:

Cabinet card measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Adolf Weiner of Vienna, Austria.  Written on the back is Juli 895 (German for July, 1895).

Comments:

This man may have been the sweetest guy around, but to my eyes he looks slightly menacing.  Actually, he doesn’t look so much like a truly evil man as he does like a stock bad guy in a stage melodrama.  By the way, I don’t recall ever seeing the year written with just the last three numbers.  I wonder if it was some convention as the Turn of the Century approached, or if it was just somebody’s sloppiness.

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