Just Leaving Milwaukee

Men in Vintage Photos

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  • Just Leaving Milwaukee

    Just leaving Milwaukee with a drink in hand and a gun at the ready! Yikes!

  • Man with Bicycle

    A cyanotype photo cut to fit into an oval frame.

  • Young Man with Bicycle



  • The Face in the Tree

    Getting ahead among the roots and rocks. The dealer from whom I purchased this photo speculated that it may have been taken at Devil's Den or some other rocky area on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Adams County, Pennsylvania, but I have not been able to…

  • Orville Mellis, Lincoln Impersonator, Decatur, Illinois, 1938

    Handwritten on back of photo: "Orville Mellis, Decatur, Illinois, 1938, Lincoln impersonator." Reminiscent of Alexander Gardner's photo showing Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen John A. McClernand posed in front of a tent on the Antietam,…

  • Five Men at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa.

    A souvenir photo ("no. 3729," as noted by the photographer) showing four men at Devil's Den, an outcropping of massive granite boulders located on the Gettysburg Battlefield in Adams County, Pennsylvania. The man who's partially visible at far left is pr…


  • Four Men at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pa.

    Three out of four men display their patterned footwear in this socks (striped, Argyll, tights, fishnets, men's/women's garters) photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. For some other pertinent previously posted pictures, see my slides of Yellow Socks Guy…

  • Middletown Gent

    Photographer: "C. C. Keim, Middletown, Pa."

  • Flying High Over Dallas



  • Buzzing the Beach in a Biplane, Los Angeles, Calif.

    Fortunately, the two aeronautical gents pictured here in this souvenir real photo postcard are safely ensconced in a photographer's studio and aren't actually risking catastrophe by flying low over the heads of oblivious beachgoers. The "Los Angeles" and…

  • Man and Dog with Alligators on the Beach

    I hope they escaped in time! A Florida souvenir real photo postcard. Postmarked: Miami, Florida, Nov. 13, 1923. Addressed to: Mr. Adam Petcher, Box 515, Somerset, Pa.

  • Katunka Tribe No. 453 Degree Team, York, Pa.

    Posted to the Vintage Photos Theme Park group as a "strange clothing" photo. This real photo postcard shows a group of men who belonged to "Katunka Tribe No. 453," which was the York, Pa., chapter of the Improved Order of Red Men, or IORM for short. The…


  • High Water Mark Monument, Gettysburg, Pa., December 2, 1906

    Handwritten message on the front of this real photo postcard (see writing at right, above): "High Water Mark. 12/2/06. This was all done today. What do you think of that grin? The fellow tried to take the picture without exposing the plate and we were try…

  • A Man and His Dog


  • Eighty-two and Two

    Handwritten on the back of this real photo postcard: "Grandpa Boor. Robert H. Studebaker. 82 & 2." Posted to the Vintage Photos Theme Park group for "old age" theme week. It's poignant how the boy is resting his hand on top of his grandfather's.


  • Frank Meger's Miniature Masquerade Ball

    For this cabinet card, see the front, a cropped version, a detail showing a close-up of the lyre and Miniature Masquerade Ball, and the back (thumbnail images for each of these are below). Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate any additio…

  • Frank Meger's Miniature Masquerade Ball (Cropped)

    For this cabinet card, see the front, a cropped version, a detail showing a close-up of the lyre and Miniature Masquerade Ball, and the back (thumbnail images for each of these are below). Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate any additio…

  • Frank Meger's Miniature Masquerade Ball (Detail)

    Detail showing a close-up of the lyre and Miniature Masquerade Ball. For this cabinet card, see the front, a cropped version, a detail showing a close-up of the lyre and Miniature Masquerade Ball, and the back (thumbnail images for each of these are belo…


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