Mr Slick

This photograph just reminds me so much of a riverboat gambler because of the slicked down hair, the wide lapels on his coat and the velvet trim, the neatly trimmed mustache and the ever so slight smirk. There is a definite texture to his coat, some sort of waffle weave or something. The CdV was made by Isaac S. Lachman in Pottstown, PA.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IntenseGuy
    Jul 07, 2011 @ 08:46:54

    Ah, a local boy… :-) and if he’s from (and lived in) Pottstown, it’s not likely he was a riverboat gambler even though he looks like one!

    Hmm.. Pottstown was know for (In the past) its iron and steel interests. There were large rolling mills, furnaces, nail works, textile mills, bridge works, agricultural-implement works, boiler and machine shops, foundries, and manufactories of bricks, silks, shirts, hosiery, etc.

    And a bunch of railroads like the Pennsylvania and the Reading came to/through town.

    Lachman, Isaac S., photographer, “Main St. Opposite the Bank”, Pottstown, PA (1860s-1870s) was a very prolific dude. He had a studio in Philadelphia too –

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  2. Far Side of Fifty
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 07:05:35

    Perhaps he was just visiting..snake oil salesman is my guess:)


  3. Wanda B. Victorian
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 06:44:01

    Johnny Depps ancestor?


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