Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Photo Number 407

This is a photo from the Royalton Antique Shop.  It is a very small photo..the oval measures 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch.  It is glued onto the presentation card that is marked with the photographers name  N Lenz Dubuque, Ia.  He was in business for 24 years in Dubuque from 1887 to 1911. The card that measures 2 1/2 by 5 inches has a linen looking white paper on the front, and a cocoa brown colored paper on the back..it is a heavy duty card.

Tiny photo Dubuque Iowa RAS I paid fifty cents for this one..there is no name or markings on the back.  This is another good example of how good the glue was back then..after 100 years or more the picture is held perfectly in place.

I wonder what the occasion of this photo was..he looks like a business man to me..perhaps he owned a drug store or a mercantile..or perhaps he was a travelling salesman.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:) 


  1. He does look like a banker!

  2. He looks like the insurance salesman that works across the street from my office.

    Is that a white/light colored tie he is wearing? I didn't know they wore such things "back then"!

  3. Hi Iggy, yes it is a light colored tie..I forgot to select the enlarging feature..I fixed it:)
    Mildred..a Banker..perhaps! :)

  4. He sure had a thick head of hair.

  5. Amazing. He looks exactly like a fellow I know from Iowa. I must contact him to see if there is a link.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie