Now those are some sideburns!

When I became fully enthralled with this past time, I trolled internet auction sites looking for good deals on old photos. Much to my delight, one auction I won I call “the big batch from ebay” because there were over 100 CdVs, many of them incredibly interesting and all in fairly good condition. A large number of them featured men with facial hair, so this kicks off a series of photos of men and their whiskers.

These are some prodigious sideburns! The CdV is probably from 1862-1863 due to the use of two thin lines to border the image. The photographer was Bogardus, at 363 Broadway, New York. That address is now the corner of Broadway and Franklin and quite possibly houses a Quiznos sandwich shop. It’s on the southern portion of Manhattan Island, just west of Chinatown.

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