Thursday, 23 May 2013

Sepia Saturday 178

I was away last weekend so managed to miss last week's Sepia Saturday, but am here and a bit early this week. Unfortunately I do not seem to have any vintage postcards which show a face close-up, so I've had to go for the full body. Also, unfortunately I don't know much about this pictures either, other than the publisher or studio name. I'm assuming these are just ordinary people as opposed to famous people, although the second one does look a bit familiar. I never realised until I put the two postcards side-by-side that the pose is almost identical, so maybe a standard of the time.

Vintage postcard of man posing for photograph
Vintage postcard of man posing for photograph, published by Boklos Studio, Ashington

Vintage postcard of man posing for photograph
Vintage postcard of man posing for photograph, published by Gales

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

11 comments:

  1. Interesting cards. Do Boklos Studios still exist?

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  2. There were some stock poses used time and time again, so it's not too surprising to see such very similar shots. Gales had branch studios all over the UK but not, I think, any in Derbyshire.

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  3. This was a pose that was often used in Australia too. I have many photos like this. It was often reversed. The man sitting and the female standing with her hand on the chair.

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  4. Even though the pose is the same, the men themselves come across very differently.

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  5. Very common, holding on the chair to keep themselves very still.

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  6. I guess the chairs were not just "props," but also used to prop up the person being photographed.

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  7. The first man looks so self assured, while the second one looks a little timid.
    Nancy

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  8. Both handsome fellows. The chair in the first photo looks much like popular rustic pieces I've seen at modern art/craft boutiques.

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  9. As I say in my post this week, some of these old studio portraits do seem to wash any personality out of the face of the sitter. Perhaps it was a result of having to maintain a pose for so long.

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  10. Wow, I wonder if that place is still around? Nice looking chaps indeed, great photos!

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  11. It is interesting that so many poses of the same eras are so similar, I have noticed that in family photos as well.

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