A dozen Austrian men

By: usermattw

Jul 20 2013

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Category: Groups, Men


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What it is:

Photo (8 x 6 inches) mounted to a cardboard frame/backing (13 x 10 inches; it was too large for my scanner).  Otherwise undated and unidentified.

What I know about it:

Photographer is H. Ephron of Vöslau, which I believe would be Heinrich Ephron of what is now Bad Vöslau, Austria.


This is one of the larger ones in my collection, and I’m sorry the pretty frame was too large for my scanner.  I wonder who these men are.  It doesn’t quite look like a family portrait.  I’m guessing something like colleagues at a school getting a departmental portrait done.  It’s an interesting collection of men.  Some are posing rather stiffly, while others seem relaxed.  There’s some variety in how formally they seem to be dressed.  One other thing:  three of the men are holding hats, and there’s a hat on the chair to the left, reminding me that this was a time when men wore hats.  And yet none of the men has hat hair.  How did they manage that back then?

6 comments on “A dozen Austrian men”

  1. This has got to be one of my favorite pics in your collection. The frame, the poses, the mustaches, the variety – yet similarity – of clothing, the expressions on their faces… My guess is professors at a university. Or members of a secret club. And I think hat-head was avoided by using all kinds of hair products. 🙂

  2. The personalities are interesting! I especially like the one in back with his hand on his hip. He has “attitude”!

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