Canada: Unidentified St. John's Boy (1870s

Figure 1.--Here we see the St. John's teenager. He is unidentified, but looks to be about 16 years old. Click on the image to see him a few years earlier. Image courtesy of the CS collection.

Here we have two portraits which seem to be the same teenager at slightly differet ages, perhaps 14 and 16 years old. THe boy wears two similar single-breasted suits with high-cut lapels. In the first portrait wears a stock. The boy in the second portrait looks to be wearing a cravat or very larege tie, it is difficult to make out. All we know about this boy is that the portrait was taken in Saint John by a well known photographer. The portrait is undated, but we would guess was taken in the 1870s. Our Canadian contributor writes, "Here we have two very similar photographs. Are they photos of brothers of the same boy at different ages? I have no dates of ages, but they were taken in Saint John by a well known photographer, Erb & Cameron, and have matching mountings. Note the different neckwear. interesting also that the photographers decided not only to put their address of the Corner of King and Charlotte Streets Saint John, New Brunswick, but noted the entrance was on Charlotte Street... This location is at the very top of the central and busiest and steepest street in the city, and one would be hard pressed to see Saint John without visiting this intersection. So I'm confused as to why they had to denote the entrance to their studio."


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