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    Posted 12 years ago

    tlaurie17
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    What a handsome fellow! Anybody know what he did?

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    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 12 years ago
      Pugilist?
    2. BHenry BHenry, 12 years ago
      Train Conductor?
    3. CollectorsOnlineMall CollectorsOnlineMall, 12 years ago
      With the bowtie - I think maybe an office job like bookkeeper or shipping clerk.
    4. Huntleigh Huntleigh, 12 years ago
      His forearms are very muscular, but his neck and trapezoids are not; my guess would be a job involving repetitive motion. Maybe a sailor on a working ship.
      I would disagree with both the boxer and conductor options because of the attire and face are not of those trades. A conducter hat and uniform would be polished and also that hat is not a conductor's hat. A boxer's nose is not pretty!











      but not a boxer. Way to pretty and a straight nose.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 years ago
      Very intriguing / curious photo! i think that the clues are the hat, the vest, funny bow-tie, and the rolled up sleeves. i'd guess something like shipping clerk, shop-cleaner, or maybe a shoe-shine boy? he's hiding his hands which could be because they are stained. i think he did some behind-the-scenes job, because he doesn't have a particularly indicative uniform which was customary amongst people who are in the public eye. Keep us posted!
    6. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Neat image-- handsome guy with a great pose!

      Is it an ambrotype or tin?

      Since there is no readily apparent tools of trade or specific indicator of his profession, I wouldn't consider it an occupational image.

      Nonetheless, it is a desirable image and fine composition!

      scott

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