Posted 4 years ago
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Here is a cabinet card of L'Abbey William Tremblay. There is no other information on the card - no location and no photographers stamp of any sort. However, the priest has with him two unusual possessions (for a priest!). The first is a pocket watch which he seems to be wearing in the most perculiar fashion with several buttons of his tunic undone to accomodate the drop of the chain - the watch is tucked into a pocket of his vestments. I am guessing that he wanted to secure the other end of the chain to his shirt, which would be more like a dickey under the tunic. Why didn't he just attach the end of the chain to one of the button holes in his tunic, and then button it up again. Most peculiar. Also unusual is the presence of what appears to be a very nice top hat on the table next to him, as well as a cane with a white (perhaps ivory) knob on top, and in his hand he holds a pair of nice leather gloves. He is quite young. Perhaps a young man from an affluent family entering the priesthood, and taking with him his most cherished possessions - reminders of his past life - the pocket watch, top hat, cane and gloves. The priest and his possessions.