Monday, April 11, 2011

Vintage Cabinet Card, 2 men posing but what does he have in his hand?

Look carefully at this cabinet card, study the details then read my comments below the photo.
First, it looks like these two men are posing in a church by looking at the stained glass window behind them.  The young man at the left is wearing a boutinerre of some sort.  Maybe he is the groom at a wedding.  It's the guy on the right that intrigues me.  He also has a flower pinned to his vest, even a tie.  I wonder why the apron or piece of cloth around his waist.  Is he ready to serve something?  I have looked at this photo many times but last night I noticed that he is holding a bottled drink in his hand.  It almost looks like a bottle of beer.
This is why I like postcards and other ephemera.  Always a mystery to be solved.  What do you think?

1 comment:

Heather said...

It looks like a painted backdrop . notice below their freet, I think they are standing on the long edge of the backdrop. I wonder that the white cloth is some ethic custom?

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