Hey it’s Santa!

This unidentified gentleman from the Mearns Family Album bears a bit of resemblance to the Chandler / Chandlee gentleman from the previous post. Is it in his nose? He has a full beard that is snowy white, and his spectacles are the type that sit on the bridge of the nose. Spectacles tended to be small and the lenses directly in front of the eyes, unlike today’s glasses that extend our peripheral vision as well as our distance or close vision. He also has a chain that appears to come from around his neck and then disappears into his vest. Is this a type of watch chain that will prevent him from losing the watch altogether? The photographer was J. H. Kent at 20 State Street, Rochester, NY.


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