Oh so retro


For some reason when I look at this young man’s face, I see the 1950s, not the 1890s. His deep eyes, high cheekbones and slicked back hair remind me of some of the early country music singers and the rock a billy boys who loved their music. Alas, he is much older, looking to have been in his twenties in the 1890s. The photographer was Y. A. Kroneberger in Chester, PA.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. usermattw
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 21:43:50

    What a great face. I know what you mean about seeing people who look like they belong in an era other than when the photo was taken. It can really catch me off guard sometimes.


  2. IntenseGuy
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:30:08

    I wonder if he knew Amy Lair (from the Mearns and Family album)? :)

    The photographer is F. (Frank) A. Kroneberger – born Sep 1847 in Maryland and living in Philadelphia (which is a short distance north of Chester – and might explain why the address is “stamped” on the photograph).


  3. IntenseGuy
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:33:33

    Interestingly (or not) Frank Kroneberger also had a studio in Lambertville, NJ.


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