YOUNG UKRAINIAN MAN WEARING A LEATHER JACKET AND CAP

 

This cabinet card image is highly unusual. I have seen few photographs from this era where the sitter is wearing a leather jacket. This young man is wearing a leather jacket and a cap. The way he is dressed suggests that he may have been a member of the military or the police. However, he is wearing no insignias or badges. The previous owner of this photograph reported that the image was purchased in the Ukraine. The cabinet card is of Russian origin but I can not confirm it is Ukrainian. If one looks at the reverse of the cabinet card inside the egg shaped oval design, one can see the word “Mockba”. This Russian word means Moscow and it is my hypothesis that the mount was produced there.

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  1. I wonder if he was a pilot.

  2. Could be. He has the expression of a man who is proud of himself and what he does. There is a small symbol worn on his ‘shirt’ collar, just below his chin … ? The only inscription on the card, ‘Cabinet Portrait’, is in English, though the card looks otherwise. A most intriguing image … I hope someone can read into it more than my poor efforts


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