Photo, deckled edge, white border. Circa 1940s – 1950s.
Price: $5.00 Size: 3 and 1/2 x 3 and 1/2″
A very cute photo, and while we don’t know which child Albert is, he and his friends (and/or brothers) are all in overalls, and have stopped playing to have their picture taken. The boy on the right (a trendsetter 😉 ) wears a loosely fitted necktie, as well. But there’s something about door frames and window frames being a great place for a photo, and this image has that and also has the bonus (artistically speaking) of the one boy’s hand draping just outside the window. (If you look at old postcards a lot, you will see that the artists were always deliberately using this technique – for instance ivy or flowers flowing just outside of a rectangular border. It’s something about the flow or the feeling of added dimension.)