Saturday, September 24, 2011

Photo Number 664

This is a photo from the Wadena Flea Market.
Old Man and beard Cabinet Card W FM
Whitcomb The Lightning Photographer, Kellogg Iowa.
First the Cabinet Card, it has notched edges that were popular from 1894 to 1900.
This gentleman certainly has hair..and a very full beard that comes to two points in the front.  I wonder if he was a nervous man and tugged at his beard.

The Photographer: Daniel Whitcomb was known for his fine photographic work in Iowa.  He was in Kellogg during 1886 for sure, it is unknown how long he was in Kellogg..after Kellogg he was in Newton.

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Update From Pamela:
double linear goatee

Update from Becki:

1900 Federal Census of 4 Jan puts Daniel and family in Newton, Iowa. Daniel died after 1920census but before 1930 one. Orlena is a widow in 1930 with son Leon.

9 comments:

  1. I wonder if there were ever any birds nesting in that beard!

    Kellogg is about 8 miles east of Newton and the other town mentioned in his biography, Monroe, is 14 miles south of Newton. So while he moved around a lot - he didn't go far.

    The 1900 US census has him in Newton.

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  3. Beard hair, grown dry and brittle with age. Looks good with his face in black-and-white.

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  4. I believe you could farm in that furrowed brow.

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  5. Wow, even Century of the Beard doesn't have a description for that fine facial hair! Quite impressive tho.

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  6. 1900 Federal Census of 4 Jan puts Daniel and family in Newton, Iowa. Daniel died after 1920census but before 1930 one. Orlena is a widow in 1930 with son Leon.

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