I am calling these postcards "Portraits of a Boy" for lack of a better description. There is no information on the backs of these cards, so I have no idea who or where the people are. I was reminded of these postcards by this week's Sepia Saturday 300 prompt.
I bought the postcard above because I thought it looked kind of interesting. The photo doesn't look like either a typical studio photo or a typical home photo. It looks like the photographer tried to make something similar to a studio portrait at home and wasn't entirely successful..I also was intrigued by the surroundings and the way the boy is standing on "something" to make him tall enough to pose with his arm on the table.
The center picture on the back wall appears to be the same boy at a slightly younger age. The wallpaper has an unusual forest-like pattern. The small rug is placed on a plaid floor covering and also looks unusual. It appears to be a hooked imitation of an animal skin rug.
I was really surprised to find the second photo below years later and in a different place. I seem to remember that there were also some other cards with variations of this boy in the same surroundings. This photo pictures the boy between an older man and a woman, presumably family members. The boy appears to have some foliage or feathers growing out of the tip of his head!
In both of these photos, the details of the boy are washed out by the strong light coming from the right, and.the image itself is tilted. Both photos look amateurish, but I think they are more interesting than the typical "good" photo.
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