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).


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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