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Violet Camp: 1905

Violet Camp: 1905

New Zealand circa 1905. "Men in front of 'Violet Camp' tent, Christchurch." On the lookout for ... foxes! Glass negative by Adam Maclay. View full size.

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High pockets

The guy on the right probably has a wedgie from trying to pull his pants up to meet the bottom of his tie.

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So these are two wild and crazy guys. But at first I thought the the fellow on the left was the third place runner up in the Stan Laurel look alike contest.

Mr. Cravats

What's with those extraordinary knots in their ties? Were they part of the camp dress code? Amazing.


Camping for the wealthy? They have two alarm clocks, a mirror, cloth for table, nice bed. My kind of camping. Is it me or the angle of the camera, but don't these guys look really small?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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