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Photographs1899 of 3303CDV of Horace Greeley c.1872 by Frank PearsallDaguerreotype of an interesting man
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Posted 3 years ago


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This 1880s cabinet card photograph falls into the oddball category!

I would think that the man has a lip problem-- maybe a cleft lip that he is trying to hide with his extended moustache.

Or maybe this was part of his evidence in a lawsuit against his barber (just kidding).

Whatever the reason it is interesting to speculate on and fits well in a collection of strange images.

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  1. DobbinDee70, 3 years ago
    Maybe he was just trying to be funny . I detect a bit of a smerk ! He could have evened his moustache up after the photo .
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Could be dobbindee.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks mikko, walksoftly and official.

  4. Hunter Hunter, 3 years ago
    hilarious, love the mustache style :)
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking hunter!

  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks antiquesareamazing.

  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking official!


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