Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Photo Number 863

Today we have a Cabinet Card from the Antique Shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Cabinet Card Man from London DL Antiques
This gentleman is resplendent in his double breasted overcoat, gloves, cane and his beaver top hat.  Not to mention the flower in his lapel.
Cabinet Card Man from London DL Antiques back
Dorret and Martin of London  S. W.  are the photographers.

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Update From Tolley Family Historian
Dorrett and Martin were only at 60 West Strand for a brief period after establishing their partnership in 1899. Dorrett was widely recognized in London as one of the best technical photographers of his day.

6 comments:

  1. Now that's a proper English gentleman!! Goodness... he could be on his way to see Sherlock Holmes.

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  2. And this photo can be pretty accurately dated as Dorrett and Martin were only at 60 West Strand for a brief period after establishing their partnership in 1899. Dorrett was widely recognized in London as one of the best technical photographers of his day. http://fwd4.me/0zgn gives an account of his life.

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  3. Great portrait of an interesting subject...but what I enjoyed seeing was the ornate reverse of the photograph.

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  4. I sure this gentleman had the ladies swooning!

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  5. What a fantastic photograph! I would have been fighting you for it had I been on hand for the purchase. :-)

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