A right handsome lad



This is such a handsome boy. Lately I have been thinking about what the subjects were thinking of during their sitting. He has the optimistic look of one who is thinking of catching frogs or pollywogs. Instead, he has been cleaned up, dressed in a fine suit of knitted wool, and posed sweetly on this chair.

The photographer was Tennants of Haverhill, MA. His name was actually Polaski W. Tennant and he was active between 1882-1889. Polaski was married to Harriet Jane Norris in October 1863, and they had one child, Herbert Wendell Tennant. Other cabinet cards indicate the business was named P. W. Tennant & Son.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mustang.Koji
    May 22, 2013 @ 20:55:47

    A treasure indeed for some family…


  2. Mike Brubaker
    May 26, 2013 @ 20:09:14

    I think this boy is a cosmic twin with the actor, Johnny Whitaker, on the 60s sitcom Family Affair.


  3. bowlersandhighcollars
    Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:00:00

    A great cabinet card. I love to see smiles on them.


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