Uncle Taylor

Uncle Taylor W

A droopy beard and whiskers

Uncle Taylor back W

Uncle Taylor

Do you think that Uncle Taylor was from Sheffield, or his last name was Sheffield? He bears a strong resemblance to Tomkins/Tom King, and I wonder if they were related somehow.

Uncle Taylor wore a nice three piece suit for his photograph and a bow tie. I notice that although his beard is quite full, his forehead is quite large. Is there some compulsion by men losing their hair to grow out their beard?

The photograph was made by Edward Atkinson at 8 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, England.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bowlersandhighcollars
    Mar 26, 2015 @ 20:37:52

    I think it was his last name.

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  2. IntenseGuy
    Mar 27, 2015 @ 05:10:42

    I agree, I would think it was his last name too – but the fact that the photo was taken in Sheffield makes me seriously wonder about that.

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  3. IntenseGuy
    Mar 27, 2015 @ 05:13:21

    You might want to look at the photo (and the details here)

    http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;DCHQ007519&pos=2&action=zoom

    Might the man above be Benjamin (or a relative?)

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    • Mrs Marvel
      Mar 30, 2015 @ 18:22:35

      Yes, quite interesting. I think he was Uncle Taylor from Sheffield. I wish there was a way to know for certain.

      Reply

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