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Distinguished Man

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My beautiful picture

I don’t know who this is, but he looks distinguished and rather pleased with everything, it would seem.
The photo is glued to a heavy paper board.  The board may have been, at one time, a rectangle to fit a standard frame, with the oval outlines you can see.  Later in its life, it was cut down, apparently with scissors, to a smaller oval to fit in another frame.  I had to trim it down again to get it to fit in my scanner.  Even then, since it’s warped, it slid down in the scanner and I had to take the thing apart to retrieve it.  It’s got what is either foxing or nicotine browning all over the photo.  I removed some of it around the face area with a q-tip and a mild lens cleaning fluid.  If this was my grandfather’s picture, I wouldn’t have done that.  It’s also been cleaned up in Photoshop, big surprise.
Date?  I would guess around the 1930s.  Maybe earlier.  It’s hard to date this style of clothing.  Posh, and all that.

About Bob Lawrence

artist, photographer, reader, postcard collector, jazz listener

One response »

  1. Very regal man.


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