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Posted 6 years ago


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Just wondering if anyone can give me info on why this man would be bare chested. In the many years of dealing in photography, I have rarely seen a man without a shirt on posing for a tintype.
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  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    i would say he is a boxer look at his hands back then it was bare knuckle fighting you can tell he is a fighter his hand are swollen from fighting alot- prob a photo before or after a fight

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