UNIFORMED MAN WITH A LANTERN (OCCUPATIONAL CABINET CARD)

This cabinet card is a staged portrait of a man at work. The man is wearing a uniform and most likely he is a railroad worker. He may be an engineer or possibly a conductor. He is holding a brass lantern and writing on a pad. The man’s facial expression seems to say that he means business. One can easily imagine seeing him standing next to a train at a railroad station taking notes. The photographer of this cabinet card  is  Lyman & Wells, of Columbus, Ohio.

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Published in: on September 23, 2011 at 12:01 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. Great portrait!

  2. Wonderful photo and unusual pose. My grandfather was a brakeman and then a yardmaster. I have two safety lanterns very like this and also small notebooks that my grandfather listed all a specific train’s cars and destinations.


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