He doesn’t look awfully happy

In 1898, this fellow had something very bad smelling stuck to his lip, just under his left nostril, and no matter how he scrubbed, it lingered. It caused him to perpetually look like he was on the verge of tears. This fellow might have been an incredibly happy-go-lucky fellow, but his facial expression is very unfortunate.

We have seen many photos from Chicago and the surrounding areas, New York, England, and Iowa. Now we venture into Missouri. A. Rino Art Photography was known to be in business as early as the 1880s, although the back of this cabinet card says 1898. I will date this to 1898.

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