Friday, February 19, 2010

trouvée: the buttons

My uncle gave me this photograph for Christmas, tucked in an old cigar box along with several other little gentlemen ~ a "box of boys" as I like to think of it! I really can't tell you much about it, except that it dates to around 1910. I know it is hard to tell from the scan, but he has the chunkiest cable-knit sweater on, which is just a tad too big. {click to view larger}

Some good things:

* what remains inside
* Sunburn
* and a great series of winter exhibitions at ICP

Happy, happy weekend! cheers.


house things said...

I adore examining old photographs. So interesting!

smilla4blogs said...

The adorable little fellow could be wearing a hand-me-down from an older brother! Wish we could get "A" to wear this!

home before dark said...

Adorable. How dear for an uncle to give a gift that truly tugs at your heart. Look the look in the little fella's eyes and the tentative curl of his fingers. I have a picture of my husband's grandfather (who became a huge, burly don't mess with me kind of guy), wearing the most beautiful dress. What was up with that?

Janet said...

hbd ~ you know, I have no idea...!

Anonymous said...

This photo reminds me of the little man's holiday outfit last year. The buttons are just too cute. ~MIR

Style Court said...

Janet, first of all, that sweater is too cool. Such a lovely gift.

I have a circa 1910 photo I need to show you--very young boy in linen tunic with wide swashbuckling belt. Really intriguing because it was taken in Tennessee.