Young man

This photo has been cut down from its original size so that it fits into the opening in the page. You can see the inaccurate cutting on the right had margin. Unfortunately, it resulted in the photographer’s information being cut off. The subject looks to be about 14 years old, and for some reason he makes me think of Thomas Edison – though they look nothing alike. Could this be a younger version of the possible son of Nina Dobb? How I wish we had some more names to work with!

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Auntie Kat
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 17:18:35

    Could this boy be the Little Lord Fauntleroy boy?


  2. Howard
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 17:44:05

    Excellent photo. Can you imagine a 14 year old wearing clothes like that now? where’s his baseball cap, iphone and attitude?


  3. IntenseGuy
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 17:47:18

    I wonder what is on the other end of the chain – I assume a pocket watch. I looked at Little Lord Fauntleroy and … I don’t know.

    All these beautiful pictures … and only one name? and on a funeral card at that?


    Mar 04, 2011 @ 21:43:27

    …so the item on his vest is a “chain” for a pocket watch? It looks like it is made of fabric.


  5. Bob Scotney
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 04:26:56

    He looks as if he would be warm in that suit.


  6. Karen S.
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 06:22:54

    Is that a watch he has on the vest? It sure is wide and stands out so much…you wonder if he made it….or if it has some other use too!


  7. Christine
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 08:00:58

    His hair is very carefully combed. I’m sure he was well loved. He looks very sweet, although I can also imagine him with a slingshot.


  8. Pat
    Mar 05, 2011 @ 08:57:26

    I have many photos like that from hubby’s aunt. I hate that they cut them and as these are all loose and had been in albums with black paper backing, it makes it all the more strange. Nice photo hope you identify him. I have about 6 like that I’ll share sometime.


  9. Tattered and Lost
    Mar 06, 2011 @ 11:27:23

    I don’t know why but I can imagine him being either a bully or very standoffish. Perhaps I’m remembering boys like this from my schooldays. Boys a bit larger than the other kids in class using their size to push smaller boys around. And then of course perfect smiles for the teacher.


  10. Alan Burnett
    Mar 07, 2011 @ 07:08:39

    His hair seems to have been combed and parted so carefully. The loving hand of a mother at work there I suppose.


  11. Far Side of Fifty Photos
    Mar 07, 2011 @ 12:26:59

    I always look at the ears..this fellows ear looks different from the fellow in the photo next to Nina. I hate the cut off photos..they remove what little info there is..I bought a whole bunch of wedding photos..all chopped off and no names:(


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