This fellow is all set to go out for the evening! He is wearing one of those detachable stiff wing collars, complete with a white bow tie. Very formal! Some references call this collar a Wing Tip detachable..but from what I read Wing Detachable is most correct. These collars were always white, and always worn with a white shirt. The collars were heavily starched and apparently quite tricky to get on without wrinkling them. They were attached to the shirt with collar studs.
I got this photos at the Antique Shop in Perham, Minnesota. I chose it because of the collar and the mustache! Meddaugh was in Lead, South Dakota from 1862 to 1926. I will date this cabinet card at 1900.
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