Friday, June 02, 2006

Axe Murderer for Sale

I found this interesting listing on eBay this morning:
Portland Maine Edwardian WEIRD COUPLE Scary photo 1910

With two days left on the auction, the price is just over $8 for this interesting specimen of Portland, Maine cabinet photography. The lister has concocted a story around their impression of the character of the male subject:
Antique Edwardian photograph.
This is a scary couple.
Look at his eyes. Very creepy and eeries, like he's going to grab you.
She has gold rimmed spectacles and a pearl bead necklace.
Taken approx 1910, and is held in a green paperboard holder with an art deco embossed edge. Sized overall in holder 8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Photographer is Brandt of Portland ME Maine.
Great detail.Clean. Sepia tone. Light ageing here and there.
Either way, it is an excellent photo, very clearly focused and well-preserved. Interesting to note is that the photo is darker on the male's half of the frame, perhaps contributing to the seller's interpretation of the scenario characters.

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