Viennese man with a whorl of hair

By: usermattw

Aug 29 2013

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Category: Men


Click here to view it larger.

Click here to view the back.

What it is:

Carte de visite (or CDV-sized cabinet card) measuring 2.5 x 4.25 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Wilhelm Engel of Vienna, Austria.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


Sometimes, when looking at an image that contains an odd-looking element like this man’s hair, I assume it must be a vintage style I’m not used to seeing.  Other times, I think, “Oh, surely not.  Surely that hair was weird even then.”  Hard to be certain.  By the way, the golden graphic design on the back is grand enough that I included a link to it above.

7 comments on “Viennese man with a whorl of hair”

  1. His hair reminded me of some childrens’ pictures taken in the late 1940s – the child’s hair would be worked into a single curl on the top of the head. But then, this is not the 40s nor is he a child.

  2. That hair, paired with the mustache… hilarity! Also, thanks for sharing the back. It is *quite* grand!

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