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Swedish Actor (ca. 1880)

Old Photographs

A photograph of a man posing in a 18th century style outfit, with a cape thrown over his shoulder. The text written on the back of the photograph identifies him as actor Törnqvist in his role in a drama called Keen – although whoever wrote this has also drawn a question mark after the word ‘Keen’. Perhaps they were not sure about the name of the play? It is also a possibility that the actor’s name is simply just a…

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Old Photographs

Cloaks and Fancy Hats

A photograph of two women wearing rather curious outfits. One of the women is sitting, and the other is standing beside her, the standing woman’s hands resting on the sitting one’s shoulders.…

Old Photographs

Costume Photography from 1875

Two photographs of two different women wearing somewhat unusual costumes. One looks like it could be a traditional costume of some sort, but I do not know about the subject well enough…